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Benefit for family of Things From England owner Steve Lenge

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HOW YOU CAN HELP: Support the family of Steve Lenge, the Cliffside Park music shop impressario killed in mid-May by two out-of-control drag racers at the Meadowlands, by attending a special event July 12 at La Fortuna in Fairview, a dozen or so blocks from Things From England.

Steve, Inside Things From England after May 13 crash
NO RE-USE without permission)

The evening will feature dinner at the highly-rated restaurant and catering hall, along with music by deejay Sebastian Monte.

Given Steve’s deep and rich musical background and knowledge, the tunes should be quite eclectic.

Every dime collected from the event goes directly to Steve’e wife and two daughters.

Cost is $60 a person. Things kick off at 7 p.m.

Please make checks payable to:

642 Productions
205 Robin Road
Paramus NJ 07652



La Fortuna (directions)

‘Remember how he lived’

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:43 Jerry DeMarco

TRIBUTES: Remembrances mount in the final goodbyes to Steve Lenge, a North Jersey icon whose life was snuffed when he crossed the paths of two out-of-control speeders heading to a sidejob he loved.

Inside Things From England on Tuesday (PHOTOS: CLIFFVIEW PILOT)

Tribute to Things From England owner, indie pioneer: Steve Lenge

Monday, 14 May 2012 11:28 Jerry DeMarco

TRIBUTE: Steve Lenge, the motorcyclist who died when his bike was rammed by a speeding Ferrari at the Meadowlands over the weekend, was a hell of a drummer who went on to become one of the first and most successful indie record store owners in the U.S. The 56-year-old father of two was once North Jersey’s King of Import Music. He was also the first kid I met when my family moved to 67th Street and Newkirk Avenue in North Bergen.

Outside Steve’s store this morning
(Wes Drake /
Drake Photography HD )

Steve’s Things From England record store in Cliffside Park, became a mecca for those seeking the hottest new independent music in the late 70s and early 80s.


Devoted fan, customer writes of ‘local legend’ Steve Lenge of Things From England

Monday, 14 May 2012 16:48 Christina Basile

A FAN WRITES: One of my friends just forwarded me “ Tribute to Things From England owner, indie pioneer: Steve Lenge ” from CLIFFVIEW PILOT today. You hit the nail on the head. Not only was he an indie music pioneer — he was also a local legend. I was devastated when I heard the news.

Christina “Chrissy” Basile (INSET: Steve Lenge / Photo of “Things From England” by Drake Photography HD )

I first met Steve when I was 12 years old and huge into heavy metal. Things From England was THE store to go to for one-of-a-kind music imports. I practically grew up in that store.

Steve was the type of person who got to know his customers. He knew what I liked, how my tastes changed and what I wanted. I will never forget the first thing I bought from him – a Slayer “Angel of Death” picture disc that he procured from God-only-knows where.


YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST: CLIFFVIEW PILOT has obtained the mugshots of two men charged with death by auto in the crash that killed record store owner Steve Lenge. As the website first reported exclusively, Joseph A. Ferretti, 28, of Dumont, posted property as his full $50,000 bond and was released Monday night pending a court appearance. READ MORE….

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