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Docs-of-Rock-EditThe Docs of Rock — a band of moonlighting medical professionals and educators, led by Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D. (fifth from left) — take it back to the Downtown on Sunday for a fundraiser for Lunch Break.

They’re called the Docs of Rock — a classic-rock combo of medics and academics, one that collectively boasts more legit degrees than Bruce or BonJo can claim honorary doctorates. And when the pager sounds for a good and worthy cause, the members of this sheepskin’d showband lose the white smocks and suit up for action — as will happen this Sunday when they return to the Downtown in Red Bank for a fundraiser for borough-based Lunch Break.

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Docs of Rock 2The Docs of Rock — a band of moonlighting medical professionals and educators, led by retired Ranney School Headmaster Emeritus and guitarist Dr. Lawrence Sykoff, Ed.D. (right) — take it Downtown on Sunday for a fundraiser supporting Lunch Break of Red Bank.

The singer is a practitioner in veterinary dentistry (Kristin Scott, D.V.M.). On keyboards we’ve got the feelgood sounds of a specialist in interventional pain management (Scott Woska, M.D.). The rhythm section consists of an orthopedic surgeon on the fat ‘n funky bottom (David Lessing, M.D.), and a dermatologist on the skins (Ken Grossman, M.D.).

They’re all at the head of the class, in a school of rock presided over by guitarist Dr. Larry Sykoff, Ed.D. — who’s apparently having the time of his life since retiring as headmaster of Ranney School.

Together they’re the Docs of Rock, and this Sunday evening, August 10, they’ll be helping the Red Bank-based nonprofit Lunch Break celebrate more than 31 years of service to the community, with a public-invited party at The Downtown.

Scheduled for 7 to 10 pm , it’s a serious night of fun for Lunch Break, the borough-based nonprofit whose executive director Gwen Love said, “Many people think Lunch Break is just a soup kitchen, but we are so much more.”

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