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Fifty years ago this month, the city of Asbury Park was torn apart by riots over a seven-day period that left more than 180 people injured, including more than a dozen New Jersey state troopers, and resulted in more than $5,00,000 in damages.

Film director Tom Jones started making a documentary about the Asbury Park music scene in the 1970’s that saw artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny rise to national prominence.

What he ended up with was a far more comprehensive look at the history of Asbury Park, what led to the riots, and how music helped heal the wounds as the city continues to evolve.

Tom spoke with Jim and John on the WDHA Morning Jolt about the film Asbury Park: Riot Redemption and Rock & Roll (available here for free on YouTube through the month of August).