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West Shore Community College

3000 N Stiles Rd
Scottville, MI 49454-0277

General Phone: 231-845-6211
Financial Aid Phone: 231-845-6211
Sector: Public, 2-year
Classification: Associates Colleges

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Future is still bright for '60s hitmaker from Asbury Park Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 11/13/05 One evening in 1956, four Asbury Park teenagers gathered on Mattison Avenue for the first-ever rehearsal of a singing group that would soon take the neighborhood by storm, The Mar-Keys.For one of the boys, 16-year-old Leonard Welch, this was a seminal moment. Prior to that day, by his reckoning, he had never sung for anyone. Nearly 50 years later, he still doesn't know why Joe Major, the teen who put the group together, even invited him to join.Whatever the reason, Joe made a prescient choice, because when Leonard finally did open his mouth to sing, some wonderful things began to happen.Some not-so-wonderful things happened, too, during a sharp-edged singing career that would take Lenny Welch, as he became known, all the way to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop-singles chart in late 1963 with a velvet-toned remake of the 1940s big-band hit "Since I Fell for You," then all the way back to obscurity, all too quickly.A decade before Bruce Springsteen released his debut album, "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.," Lenny Welch was that city's pop-music hero, particularly within Asbury - more available