1962-09-00 St. Rose Of Lima School, Freehold, NJ

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Bruce begins eighth grade and turns thirteen years old on September 23. It is was sometime during the October 1962 - September 1963 period that Bruce, having saved up some money doing odd jobs, purchased a second-hand acoustic guitar (no amp) for $18 at Freehold’s Western Auto Appliance Store. Bruce’s accordion/guitar playing first cousin Frank provided some introductory lessons. Bruce has recently commented on his cousin Frank and this event: "He taught me my first chords. He was super cool. I was thirteen and I went to my aunt Edie’s house where Frank played accordion in the living room. It was like Ted Mack Amateur Hour… the first song I learned was "Greensleeves". It should be noted that first cousin Frank’s son is none other than The Seeger Sessions Band guitar player (and Bruce’s second cousin) Frank Bruno.

The St. Rose of Lima School, which Bruce attended from Sep 1955 to May 1963.

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