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Southside Johnny — always a Juke

Southside Johnny — always a Juke

As the famous story goes, Southside Johnny Lyon rarely won the Monopoly game, because Bruce Springsteen cheated. The rules weren't exactly conventional — they had a "Chief McCarthy" go-to-jail-twice card, in honor of the Middletown, N.J., police chief who busted up Springsteen shows in the late '60s, and they had a destroy-your-opponent's-property "riot card," marking the 1970 Asbury Park race riots. To beat his musician/friends Lyon and Steven Van Zandt, who lived in an Asbury Park slum apartment, Springsteen sold his mother's cookies for Monopoly money. "It was very much a no-holds-barred game of Monopoly," Lyon recalls. Almost...

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