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Cousin Brucie's First Annual Palisades Park Reunion

Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:03 am

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Radio legend Bruce Morrow will host 'Cousin Brucie's First Annual Palisades Park Reunion' on Saturday at State Fair Meadowlands in N.J.

Show will include Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore, Ronnie Spector and others. It will be broadcast live on SiriusXM's Sixties on Six Channel

By David Hinckley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, June 17, 2013, 2:00 AM

AP

Cousin Brucie Morrow will host Cousin Brucie's First Annual Palisades Park Reunion on Saturday.

If you remember the rock ’n roll stage shows at Palisades Park in the 1960s, you probably remember Cousin Bruce Morrow’s leopard-skin suit.

It was really hard to forget.

But if you were a hardcore fan, the kind who went to Palisades Park all summer for a dip in the saltwater pool, a ride on the coaster and some of those French fries with vinegar, you may remember Cousin Brucie wasn’t the only one partial to leopard-skin.

“I had a black poodle named Muffin who also had a leopard-skin coat,” says Morrow, the longtime radio personality. “He would come on stage with me, roll over and do tricks.”

Muffin is gone. So is Palisades Park. But Cousin Brucie is still here, and he and his current bosses at SiriusXM Satellite Radio aren’t about to let its memory die.

Cousin Brucie enterains the crowd at Palisades Park.

On Saturday, Morrow will host “Cousin Brucie’s First Annual Palisades Park Reunion” at the State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford.

The artists, all of whom played at the original Palisades Park, will include Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore, Ronnie Spector, Bobby Lewis, Vito Picone & the Elegants, J.T. Carter’s Crests, Randy & the Rainbows and others.

No, Freddy Cannon, who took the joint national with his hit single “Palisades Park” in 1962, won’t be there. “We couldn’t arrange it,” says Morrow, though he hopes to talk with Cannon by phone that night.

The show will be broadcast live on SiriusXM’s Sixties On Six channel, starting at 7 p.m.

“Palisades Park wasn’t just a stage and shows,” says Morrow. “It was the gathering place of a culture. It evokes a happier time in our lives. And sure, maybe certain sad things, too. But we went there to feel good, and those memories still make us feel good.”

dhinckley@nydailynews.com