Bill Daniels Rock Palace

Bill Daniels Rock Palace

There are 37 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 2, 2009, titled Bill Daniels Rock Palace. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

BILL DANIELS ROCK PALACE It's hard to believe, but Bill Daniels Rock Palace, for two decades Eastern Pennsylvania 's king of the hill for many local and national rock bands, started life as a beef and beer joint featuring live banjo music as its top draw.

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DJ Micke Styles

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#1 Aug 2, 2009
The Rock Palace was the Valley’s Hottest Venue back in the day. I personally know John and his son Billy Daniels and they have certainly made their mark in the Food & Beverage Industry right here in the Lehigh Valley. John gave me my start 23 years ago managing the Encore Nightclub at the Holiday Inn Bethlehem and has guided me through most of my entertainment career. Their knowledge and passion in the Food & Nightclub business comes second to none.
Ringer

Glenolden, PA

#2 Aug 2, 2009
LOL, the Lehigh Valley is a dead end for musicians.

Which burger joint are all the 'never was' from Magnum and Fuzzy Bunny working at?
Ask Alice

Gilbertsville, PA

#3 Aug 2, 2009
Good times, good times!:-)
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Korea

#4 Aug 3, 2009
I would love for John's son, Billy Daniels to pick up where his grandfather left off. Billy Daniels, the younger, is the best bartender around who has been waiting for a financial backer for years. He would put together a heck of a music scene club in south Bethlehem now that casino is there.

Call it Billy Daniel's Black Box of Rock.
Follower

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#5 Aug 4, 2009
Billy is a goldmine just waiting to happen. I have seen it first hand. As soon as that happens, I am in. He will put all those wantobes to shame.
comment wrote:
I would love for John's son, Billy Daniels to pick up where his grandfather left off. Billy Daniels, the younger, is the best bartender around who has been waiting for a financial backer for years. He would put together a heck of a music scene club in south Bethlehem now that casino is there.
Call it Billy Daniel's Black Box of Rock.
uninformed public

Easton, PA

#6 Aug 4, 2009
Didn't that place burn down like castle gardens for the making of that new highway the 222 that goes between allentown and reading the drug corridor. Rebuilding allentown for the new trades that have yet to come drugs and gambling and prostitution allentown has it all.
ImTiredOf_It

Scranton, PA

#7 Aug 4, 2009
For club goers, it was great.

Personally, I don't recall the place so fondly.
Drinking. Drinking. Drinking.
Cheating Cheating Cheating.
Even fighting.

Men messing around on their wives/girlfriends was not so hard to find, and this was the place they go.
Let's stop glorifying things that really did not make such a positive impact on anyone, including the patrons. Oh yes, most of them "thought" they were having fun and all was well.
In my family, I recall someone very close to me going there, even working there at one point, and all I ever felt was that it was another bad influence in their life.(It was.) It facilitated a very bad lifestyle that has continued to this day.
Please, let's stop this.
Bill Daniels was NOT THE PLACE to find a REAL WIFE/HUSBAND. You can take it to the bank.
If this young man wants to follow in the footsteps of his elder, great. If his heart is in making money, he MAY make money. If it is in making a positive impact in Allentown, with the drinkers and cheaters, oh yes, it may be a hit.

For the rest of us, we will hear the name and go "Oh no."

My take is just as legitimate as everyone else's.
Follower

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#8 Aug 5, 2009
Is it really and different than any other place of business?? You can find all your cripes right inside the Whitehouse. Clinton who? If your an adult, which I know is a stretch for you, you make adult decisions. Bars, Nighclubs, Restaurants are a way of life for some people and the good ones can make real good living out of it just like any other job.
ImTiredOf_It wrote:
For club goers, it was great.
Personally, I don't recall the place so fondly.
Drinking. Drinking. Drinking.
Cheating Cheating Cheating.
Even fighting.
Men messing around on their wives/girlfriends was not so hard to find, and this was the place they go.
Let's stop glorifying things that really did not make such a positive impact on anyone, including the patrons. Oh yes, most of them "thought" they were having fun and all was well.
In my family, I recall someone very close to me going there, even working there at one point, and all I ever felt was that it was another bad influence in their life.(It was.) It facilitated a very bad lifestyle that has continued to this day.
Please, let's stop this.
Bill Daniels was NOT THE PLACE to find a REAL WIFE/HUSBAND. You can take it to the bank.
If this young man wants to follow in the footsteps of his elder, great. If his heart is in making money, he MAY make money. If it is in making a positive impact in Allentown, with the drinkers and cheaters, oh yes, it may be a hit.
For the rest of us, we will hear the name and go "Oh no."
My take is just as legitimate as everyone else's.
ImTiredOf_It

Scranton, PA

#9 Aug 5, 2009
Follower wrote:
Is it really and different than any other place of business?? You can find all your cripes right inside the Whitehouse. Clinton who? If your an adult, which I know is a stretch for you, you make adult decisions. Bars, Nighclubs, Restaurants are a way of life for some people and the good ones can make real good living out of it just like any other job.
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I see no positive value in the bar scene.

As for Clinton, ohhh yeah, I recall. I think he was a disgrace!

And stop with this nonsense about people "making decisions." The world is full of weak people who, honestly, don't need the alcoholic and sexual temptations. Especially young people in their 20's who are being corrupted at an early age, and are stuck in a major rut by the time they are 40.

How many ladies, I recall, cried over a fight her and her husband/boyfriend had, knowing--fearing she'd walk into Daniels and find him there drunk with another woman. If Daniels did not exist, well, it would not have erased the cheating, but at least there would have been ONE LESS flocking joint for these turds.

Everything has to have a positive value on society or it should not exist. Daniels had no positive value in 95% of the situations. In fact,
Daniels had a bad reputation.

Now we have another generation of Daniels whose claim to fame in life is that they are a good bartender. Oh wow.

I think he should forget about the club scene and do something HONORABLE with his life. He should be a DIFFERENT (and better) VERSION of the name Daniels
Music Lover

Bernville, PA

#10 Aug 5, 2009
Hey there Tired of it,

There were a lot of people that had fun at the Rock Palace/Music Factory and did not become alcoholics, drug addicts, wife/husband cheats. A lot of people came for the music and good times.

Sorry to hear a member of your family was a person that went astray while working there. But, people can drift away into the arms of someone else while attending church. I see it every week. The same person that has hands folded and so devout, the night before was running around on his wife or husband.

You had mentioned that Daniels was a place where men would go to cheat on their spouse or girlfriends. There were just as many women running around on their husbands or boyfriends as there were men unfaithfull. There had to be. The cheaters found each other!!!

There is nothing that forced people to frequent Bill Daniels or any other place where you felt that evil things occured. That was a decision that the person made. And they have to live with that decision.

Your opinion, and you are certainly entitled to it.
However, I am quite certain that many people found the Rock Palace/Music Factory and many other nightclubs and restaurants a respectable place to have some fun.

As Sly Stone said "Different Strokes For Different Folks."

If young Daniels wants to go into business for himeself, more power to him. If you feel his place may be an evil place...then don't go there.
ImTiredOf_It

Scranton, PA

#11 Aug 5, 2009
I believe in taking a stand, rather than blind acceptance of anything the people do. Daniel was a troublesome spot! I remember it very well.

And yes, women also cheat. So what.

Yeah, if the younger one wants to open the place up, it's his right but he contribution (that's what it all boils down to for all of us in the end) to our town will definitely be negative.

Of course, there are a lot of people who think the place was great. And most of them are ...weak. Please don't tell me you're someone in your 40's, awaiting the Daniels' reopening. If so, well, I rest my case.

Thumbs-down on Daniels. A pitiful place. Also, the elder was not known as such a respectable guy, if any of you care to remember his fiascoes. This was definitely not a man who went to sleep worrying about his "impact on the world." All he cared about was GREEEEEEEN.

If you are a resident who ends up living anywhere near a proposed site for this operation, fight it! If it pushes through anyway, police the place and make sure it is upstanding. Otherwise, keep the police updated and make the cost of Daniels' doing business not worth the headache.

Yes, absolutely, my opinion. One based on experiencing, first-hand, and remembering a place I never felt good about.

Let's clean up the Lehigh Valley once and for all.
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Korea

#12 Aug 5, 2009
Not only do I want to see Billy D finally open his own club, I also await Studio 54 in NYC and the Palladium in London. Good times for those of us who could handle it without becoming OCD and going overboard.

I also think the Lehigh Valley needs an upper class version of Erv's comparable to Scores in NYC now that the casino is here.

Now for something to really blow you mind, how about a Japanese style sex club or a Korean sauna and massage public bath. Crazy stuff...

The only cleaning up I want is for a little less violent crime in Allentown. Let the good ole fun to the rest of us mature adults.
ImTiredOf_It

Scranton, PA

#13 Aug 5, 2009
I too frequented Studio 54 and, thankfully, I came to my senses before I was totally corrupted and could have lost my life.

Not knowing 54 up close it is easy for the new generation to know it as something great. Mythological. In reality, 54 was full of sex and drug addiction. A lot of people had big smiles on their faces, but that did not mean they had any goodness left in them. These were "pleasure" smiles, straight from Hell.

It was void of God; void of morality; and void of conscience. Absolutely it was.

Who had fun there. A lot of empty people.

So many died.

No, 54 should not return.

Erv's, a piece of trash!

"Good ol' fun" you say. Give me a break and go back in your hole. If people like you were on the zoning and planning commissions of Allentown, it would definitley be know as Sin Town. Until then I will fight elements like you.
Take your best shot. I know I am not alone in my thinking.
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Korea

#14 Aug 5, 2009
ImTiredOf_It wrote:
I too frequented Studio 54 and, thankfully, I came to my senses before I was totally corrupted and could have lost my life.
Not knowing 54 up close it is easy for the new generation to know it as something great. Mythological. In reality, 54 was full of sex and drug addiction. A lot of people had big smiles on their faces, but that did not mean they had any goodness left in them. These were "pleasure" smiles, straight from Hell.
It was void of God; void of morality; and void of conscience. Absolutely it was.
Who had fun there. A lot of empty people.
So many died.
No, 54 should not return.
Erv's, a piece of trash!
"Good ol' fun" you say. Give me a break and go back in your hole. If people like you were on the zoning and planning commissions of Allentown, it would definitley be know as Sin Town. Until then I will fight elements like you.
Take your best shot. I know I am not alone in my thinking.
You are right, there is at least one home-schooling nut job in upper Bucks or upper Montgomery County who thinks like you, too.

Let the booze, gambing, women, money to the Christians who know how to do it properly. Rookies can stay on the Mountain Top.
ImTiredOf_It

Scranton, PA

#15 Aug 5, 2009
Bring it on. And this ain't George Bush speaking.

People like you should keep talking. It will make my job easier. Hehehe.

You think you're an ally of Daniels. You think he likes you? If he's smart, he'll know you represent one of his biggest publicity nightmares.
Jack

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Aug 5, 2009
comment wrote:
Not only do I want to see Billy D finally open his own club, I also await Studio 54 in NYC and the Palladium in London. Good times for those of us who could handle it without becoming OCD and going overboard.
I also think the Lehigh Valley needs an upper class version of Erv's comparable to Scores in NYC now that the casino is here.
Now for something to really blow you mind, how about a Japanese style sex club or a Korean sauna and massage public bath. Crazy stuff...
The only cleaning up I want is for a little less violent crime in Allentown. Let the good ole fun to the rest of us mature adults.
I agree. Legalize prostitution, drugs and gambling (including sports betting). All of that stuff already occurs. Why not just accept it, tax it and regulate it. Can you start a proposition so that we can vote on it? How do you do something like that?
Follower

AOL

#17 Aug 6, 2009
Dude, the reality of the situation is that your way too old and the times are a lot different. Billy was like 5 years old when you were losing your girlfriend or in your case boyfriend to someone else. Times change and you do not. I suggest you stay home and leave your conservative opinion to yourself. People like you keep the future from rolling in. I cannot believe I just wasted my time commenting on a loser like you. Beat it.
In the last 10 years, Billy has owned (1) very successful restaurant and is currently running (2) others in California. As you can see, you do not have a clue.
ImTiredOf_It wrote:
I too frequented Studio 54 and, thankfully, I came to my senses before I was totally corrupted and could have lost my life.
Not knowing 54 up close it is easy for the new generation to know it as something great. Mythological. In reality, 54 was full of sex and drug addiction. A lot of people had big smiles on their faces, but that did not mean they had any goodness left in them. These were "pleasure" smiles, straight from Hell.
It was void of God; void of morality; and void of conscience. Absolutely it was.
Who had fun there. A lot of empty people.
So many died.
No, 54 should not return.
Erv's, a piece of trash!
"Good ol' fun" you say. Give me a break and go back in your hole. If people like you were on the zoning and planning commissions of Allentown, it would definitley be know as Sin Town. Until then I will fight elements like you.
Take your best shot. I know I am not alone in my thinking.

“Dirk Duncum”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#18 Aug 7, 2009
I see we have another neo-con, puritanical prude on here.
bobby the g

Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 7, 2009
Love the smell of beer, urine, smoke, and reefer! So the pos is gone, big deal!
bobby the g

Chicago, IL

#20 Aug 7, 2009
s/b p-o-s.

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