Bill Daniels Rock Palace

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. Full Story
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ImTiredOf_It

Brodheadsville, PA

#21 Aug 7, 2009
Follower wrote:
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.
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There is not rule that "change" must happen or that "change" is good.

I don't care how many restaurants he owns. And that word "conservative," does not mean "old," it means "sensible". Same goes for "liberal": It's doesn't mean "youthful" it means stupid many times.
Expect a fight from the conservative, eternally YOUNG PEOPLE who know that "right and wrong," Love, and Patriotism never change.
Take it to the bank, Weenie!
Ask Alice

Reading, PA

#22 Aug 10, 2009
Oh, wouldn't they let you in :-( sorry for you.
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.
Ask Alice

Reading, PA

#23 Aug 10, 2009
If it was such a troubled place, why did you go there? Take your sermon to church or Kingdom Hall on Sunday. I'm sure they will listen to you and yell hallelujah while clapping their hands and waving their arms in the air.
ImTiredOf_It wrote:
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.
ImTiredOf_It

Brodheadsville, PA

#24 Aug 10, 2009
Ask Alice wrote:
If it was such a troubled place, why did you go there? Take your sermon to church or Kingdom Hall on Sunday. I'm sure they will listen to you and yell hallelujah while clapping their hands and waving their arms in the air.
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Ahh. Alice, I was not a frequent frequenter. I was there a few time, but I'll never forget the nonsense which YOU DID NOT have be actually go inside to know about. I'm a very enlightened person, not naive by far.
If you loved the place, Alah be with you. Go find a husband. Dare ya.
You sound like a 50's gal and, boy, are we in trouble with your outlook.
Ask Alice

Reading, PA

#26 Aug 11, 2009
A 50's gal...not even close! You claim to be enlightened, but sound like a bitter old man. Married...have been for 27+ years two sons both Engineers, one Civil & Environmental and the other Aerospace and both employed in their fields. One daughter headed to Swarthmore in the fall. I could go on and on about me and my accomplishments in life, but I'm afraid that would be too much for your enlightened mind to handle.
ImTiredOf_It wrote:
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Ahh. Alice, I was not a frequent frequenter. I was there a few time, but I'll never forget the nonsense which YOU DID NOT have be actually go inside to know about. I'm a very enlightened person, not naive by far.
If you loved the place, Alah be with you. Go find a husband. Dare ya.
You sound like a 50's gal and, boy, are we in trouble with your outlook.
ImTiredOf_It

Brodheadsville, PA

#27 Aug 11, 2009
Ask Alice wrote:
A 50's gal...not even close! You claim to be enlightened, but sound like a bitter old man. Married...have been for 27+ years two sons both Engineers, one Civil & Environmental and the other Aerospace and both employed in their fields. One daughter headed to Swarthmore in the fall. I could go on and on about me and my accomplishments in life, but I'm afraid that would be too much for your enlightened mind to handle.
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In these times, anyone who voices a negative truth is called "bitter" (dun dun dun"). If I lied I'd be so liked, wouldn't I?
Spare me.
It was known for trouble. See the guy atop your post. HEHE. Well golllllllly! He "scored tail"!

Very enlightened person here. THe only thing I will say is that Daniels was okay when it first began. We're talking way wayyy back. Things went downhill and that is when it became a nuisance.
No Condoms

Bethlehem, PA

#28 Aug 11, 2009
Back then we did not have to bring a roll of celofain with us in case anything was splashing. We also didn't try to have sex with animals back than only other animals do this and know we have AIDS all around us.
AHS77

United States

#29 Nov 19, 2009
I met three wives at BDRP throughout the 70's when beers were only a buck two fifty. Say nah.
R_Laughman

Shippensburg, PA

#30 Dec 1, 2009
ImTiredOf_It wrote:
Personally, I don't recall the place so fondly.
Drinking. Drinking. Drinking.
Cheating Cheating Cheating.
Even fighting.
That's YOUR history. I was at Kutztown from 1974-78. My roommates and I used to go there sometimes. We were looking for people to talk to and to have fun.

We'd drink a little and dance a lot. Good music and dancing, that's why we went.
outtatown

Schaumburg, IL

#31 Aug 18, 2010
yeah, Allentown had some fun spots back in the day. Today it is run down with gangs and the like. I was fortunate to have grown through my teens in the 70's there. Another really cool place was the House Of Webb up in Troxville. That was my absolute favorite by far. BDRP was ok, small, loud, and sometimes miserable inside. Too bad the House of Webb burned down (arson) in the early 80's. There was always Mickey Kelly's west in Bethlehem for a decent night out as well, bu small and crowded as well. Remember BULLET ? Great band from back in the day. Magnum sucked, frankly. Bunch of egos lick the crappy and over-rated Daddy Licks band.
outtatown

Schaumburg, IL

#32 Aug 18, 2010
spell check....sorry "...bunch of egos LIKE the....."

“Dirk Duncum”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#33 Aug 24, 2010
outtatown wrote:
yeah, Allentown had some fun spots back in the day. Today it is run down with gangs and the like. I was fortunate to have grown through my teens in the 70's there. Another really cool place was the House Of Webb up in Troxville. That was my absolute favorite by far. BDRP was ok, small, loud, and sometimes miserable inside. Too bad the House of Webb burned down (arson) in the early 80's. There was always Mickey Kelly's west in Bethlehem for a decent night out as well, bu small and crowded as well. Remember BULLET ? Great band from back in the day. Magnum sucked, frankly. Bunch of egos lick the crappy and over-rated Daddy Licks band.
The Daddy Licks were one of the best bands this area ever had. Along with the Original Sins and some others. Most people do not go for that homogonized hair metal garbage like Bullet and all that other dreck!
Dave Janecek_Solehigh _66

Tempe, AZ

#34 Nov 11, 2010
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Usta have a great time dancing / mingling at Bill Daniel's "Rock Tower" back in the '70's after loosening up at "The Ale House" 2102 W. Hamilton St, Allentown.
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DOLE

Coudersport, PA

#35 Jul 29, 2011
This is for the comment by 'Ringer"
I was in Fuzzy Bunny. I supported Magnum every thyme i saw them.
Almost all of the former members of Fuzzy Bunny are still involved in the music buisness in the Lehigh Valley today!!!! This is a fact. Ringer must have listened to the music by Captain Kangaroo
and the Green Hornet!!!!
I remember

Tampa, FL

#36 Aug 15, 2012
The Rock Palace was one of the few places to party back in '78. I remember a lot of great cover bands and some decent original music.. I am glad it was there and like anything else it was what you made it.
Now a nana

Bethlehem, PA

#37 Nov 25, 2013
Does anybody remember the exact location of the rock palace? I know it was in Dorneyville but can't remember exactly where. Anybody?
Disco Queen

Allentown, PA

#38 Jun 13, 2014
Bill Daniels was located next to Perkins, which now has a hotel on it.

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