Thursday, August 28, 2014

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - INDEX (by Chapter) , REACHED 84,089 HITS to 111 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD (Updated)- (Newest Country- British Indian Ocean Territory 8/20)

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" -  INDEX  1 -132

Chapter A    Sending 100's of Thank You's out to the following for over 43 Years of
                     helping us tell the History of Syracuse Music Story - Ron Wray


Chapter 1    A Look Back to the 1950's

Chapter 2    WOLF Radio Sandman Serenade & Dick Clark

Chapter 3    The Early Years & Big Bands

Chapter 4    First Syracuse Radio & Television Broadcasts

Chapter 5    Jimmy Cavallo, Alan Freed & The Early 1950's

Chapter 6    The Jazz Influence

Chapter 7    Dixieland, Sal Nistico & Mangione Brothers

Chapter 8   Birth of Syracuse Rock

Chapter 9    WNDR Radio, Dandy Dan Leonard, Rhythm Cadets, The Eldaros
                      Little Jan, Jeff and The Notes w/ Duane Hitchings

Chapter 10   Calm Before the Storm- Rock & Roll Loses Some of It's Biggest Stars

Chapter 11   Early 1960's - Part 1

Chapter 12   Early 1960's - Part 2
                      Ronnie Dio, Bobby Comstock, Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars

Chapter 13   Sam and The Twisters

Chapter 14   New Sounds, New Bands, Syracuse University Music Influences-
                     Felix Cavaliere, Lou Reed, Mike  Esposito & Garland Jefferies

Chapter 15   The Beatles & British Invasion, Mid 60's & Bud Ballou

Chapter 16   Bud Ballou Leaves, Dale Dorman Arrives

Chapter 17   Three Rivers Inn Nightclub 1934-2001

Chapter 18   Bobby Comstock, Alan Freed, American Bandstand

Chapter 19   John Lennon & Yoko Ono at the Everson Museum - 1971

Chapter 20   Jimmy Cavallo - Then & Now

Chapter 21   Howie Wyeth - From Sidewinders to Jam Factory

Chapter 22   50 Year Career of Jazz Great - Mark Murphy (Updated)

Chapter 23   Sandy Bigtree & Bigtree Sisters

Chapter 24   Don Barber and The Dukes

Chapter 25   The Seven  (1969-1972) ** Updated**

Chapter 26   The Sermon  (1968-71)

Chapter 27   The Livin' Ennd (1967-1975)

Chapter 28   Ed Wool & the Nomads, Sure Cure, Pineapple Heard & Wool

Chapter 29   Great Record Stores in CNY 1950'S- 1980'S

Chapter 30   Suburban Amusement Park- Manlius, NY

Chapter 31   Ridgewoods are the roots of Dean Brothers, Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle,
                     Freewill & Jukin Bone

Chapter 32   Tex Roe- NYS Country Music Hall of Famer

Chapter 33   Dave Hanlon "Syracuse Hall of Fame Great" (Updated 4/25/ 2014)
                    Hanlon a Sammy Hall of Famers was recently inducted into the 
                    Rochester, NY Music Hall of Fame

Chapter 34   John Kane

Chapter 35   Irving Kaufman "Syracuse First Great Recording Artist 1914-1974

Chapter 36   Lloyd Baskin

Chapter 37   Famous Names Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1940-45

Chapter 38   The WHO in Syracuse 1969 & 1981

Chapter 39   Jazz Great - Chris Powell and The Blue Flames

Chapter 40   Ronnie France a Hall of Fame Musician "Who Plays from the Heart"

Chapter 41   WOLF Radio Welcomes Led Zeppelin to Syracuse 1969 & 1971

Chapter 42  Jimi Hendrix in Syracuse- May 4, 1969

Chapter 43  Dan Elliott from SAMMY's to Doo-Wop Hall of Fame (Updated)

Chapter 44   Eric Clapton w/ Derek & The Dominoes with special guest Duane
                     Allman Play Syracuse - December 2, 1970

Chapter 45   Elvis Presley Performs in Syracuse - July 25 & 27, 1976

Chapter 46   The Vikings (1962) to Carmen Licitra and The Vikings (1963-67)

Chapter 47   Jimmy Van Heusen

Chapter 48   Del Shannon's Syracuse Visits

Chapter 49   British Invasion - Searchers & Animals Play Syracuse in 1964

Chapter 50   Rolling Stones First Visit Syracuse- Oct 30, 1965

Chapter 51   First Syracuse War Memorial Rock & Roll Shows 1956-57

Chapter 52   Rolling Stones Return to Syracuse - July 6, 1966

Chapter 53   WOLF Radio Super Dances 1975-77

Chapter 54   Ten Famous Names Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1861-1905

Chapter 55   Famous Names Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1950-56

Chapter 56   Biggest Show of Star 1957 Review

Chapter 57   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1916-1929

Chapter 58  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1906-1915

Chapter 59   Do You Remember  1959-69 Syracuse Radio Hits ?

Chapter 60   Buddy Grealy Band

Chapter 61   Question- Ron During Your 40+ Years in Syracuse Music,
                     What are Your Top Ronnie James Dio Moments ?

Chapter 62   Clark Music Co. (1859- 2012), Syracuse Music icon closes it doors.

Chapter 63   Mark Bialczyk - "His Dedication Has No Bounds".

Chapter 64   Hall of Fame Fiddle King - Hal Casey Passes Away, Jan 17, 2012

Chapter 65   Women in Syracuse Music History 1950's- present. (Update 10/27)
                    Major listing of Women who contributed to our Syr Music success

Chapter 66   Sad to report the death of our friend Jean Gerber (Gerber Music)

Chapter 67   David "Rock" Feinstein Inducted into Syracuse Area Music Awards
                     Hall of Fame. Induction speech by Ron Wray - Nov 14, 2011.

Chapter 68    Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS) - Hall of Fame Inductees,
                     Lifetime Achievement & Music Educators Award winners. (1993-pres)

Chapter 69    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1958-1959)

Chapter 70    Rock & Roll movies hit Syracuse theaters (Loews State, Paramount,
                       R.KO. Keiths, Loews Strand, North & Salina Drive-In, others)
                       ( listing still in process)

Chapter 71    Syracuse Area Music Awards "Hall of Fame" Class of 2013.
                     Inducted on March 7, 2013 at Dinosaur Bar B Que
                     (Update- Ron Wray's induction speech of "The Seven')

Chapter 72   "New Dio" products to hit market on May 28 (DVD, Blu Ray, Cd, Vinyl)

Chapter 73   "The Madisons"/ "Billy Kidd & The Madisons" includes Chuck Roberts,
                      Johnny Whipple, Carl Irvine, Terry Golden, Jimmy Foran (1960-66)

Chapter 74    The History of Syracuse Music Album /Cd series celebrates 42+ years
                     since snowy December 1970. Here's who was there at the beginning

Chapter 75    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1960)
                     (updated- see Chapter 104)

Chapter 76    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1962)

Chapter 77    Utica's famed "Mouseketeer" Annette Funicello dies at age 70.

Chapter 78    Jack Belle- "Mr Concert"  His concerts and professionalism brought
                      us to a new high". His concert list is amazing..

Chapter 79   "Rockin the Redhouse" Benefit Event @ Palace Theater- May 31, 2013

Chapter 80   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1963).

Chapter 81    Passing of Syracuse R&B great "Little" Willie Gatewood,at  age 75

Chapter 82    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1964)

Chapter 83   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1965)

Chapter 84 - New Dio "Magica" Deluxe Edition 2 Cd set & Just Joe's new Cd
                    "So The Story Goes" highlights June releases

Chapter 85 - David "Rock" Feinstein New CD "Clash of Armour" released
                    The Rods get ready to rock Brazil in July.

Chapter 86 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1966)

Chapter 87 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1967)

Chapter 88 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1968)

Chapter 89 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1969)

Chapter 90 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1970)

Chapter 91 - Three Syracuse Area Music Hall of Famers (SAMMY's) release Cd's-
                     Mark Doyle & The Maniacs, David "Rock" Feinstein and the band
                     The Seven (Chuck Mellone, Chuck Sgroi, Chuck Wheeler, Frank Sgroi,
                     Russo, Al Ruscito, Tommy Forest).

Chapter 92 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1971)

Chapter 93- More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1972)

Chapter 94- More Famous People Who Performed in CNY (1973)

Chapter 95- Two great Central New York artists release super Cds in July
                    JUST JOE & FULTON CHAIN GANG.

Chapter 96-  The Rods - Live video's hit the internet- Hurricane Sandy Benefit
                     May 11, 2013  & "New" complete set video from Brazil- July 28, 2013.
                     Rods are- David "Rock" Feinstein, Carl Canedy & Garry Bordonaro

Chapter 97-  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1974)

Chapter 98 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1975)

Chapter 99-  NIJI Entertainment releases  "New" Ronnie James Dio "Snapshot"
                     10-track Cd (6 Live) on Tuesday, August 20

Chapter 100 - From the Sidewinders to Jam Factory. From playing the SU Campus,
                       signing with EPIC Record and playing the famed Fillmore West

Chapter 101- More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1976)

Chapter 102 - Two Former ELF Members "Rock" Feinstein & Mickey Lee Soule
                       Still Touring The World

Chapter 103  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1961) update

Chapter 104  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1960) update

Chapter 105  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1959) update

Chapter 106  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1958) update

Chapter 107  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1957) update

Chapter 108   Three New 8MM Videos of Ronnie Dio & The Prophets found.

Chapter 109   Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1956)

Chapter 110   The Rods "Vengeance" Album released on 12 inch colored vinyl
                       in Germany by High Roller Records. Includes - Dio track.

Chapter 111   Upbeat TV Show out of Cleveland featured many CNY Artists
                       Ronnie Dio & Prophets, Larry Santos, The Seven, Wool, etc

Chapter 112   Passing of Rock Hall of Famer & SU Alumni- Lou Reed at 71
                        Former Syracuse University grad, musician and music legend.

                        For more on Lou Reed, also see Chapter 14, SU Music Influences.

Chapter 113    Syracuse Area Music Awards Announce 2014 Dates for Awards
                        Show & Hall of Fame Event.

Chapter 114    The Emeralds 1955-58 
         
Chapter 115    Dio at Dominos LP (Released  by JOVE Records in 1963)
                        Ronnie Dio & The Prophets, LP  song listing & liner notes
   
Chapter 116    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1976)

Chapter 117    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1977)

Chapter 118    Native Syracusan artist / producer Chris Goss "Sound City- Real To
                      Reel" Soundtrack nominated for 2014 Grammy Award. Cd includes
                      Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield & others.
       
Chapter 119    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1978)
                        Includes Frank Sinatra, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Santana etc

Chapter 120    Everly Brothers first visit Syracuse September 16, 1957, then return
                       four other times. Plus a stop near by at the Turning Stone Casino.                  

Chapter 121   Mark Doyle's many musical talents continues to make CNY a better
                       place to live (Career update)

 Chapter 122  Syracuse Area Music Awards 2014- Hall of Fame & Award Show
                      Dates, Show times and information..March 6-7.

                      March 6- Sammys Hall of Fame Induction & Special Awards
                                        held at Dinosaur Bar B Que- Syracuse, NY

                      Sammys- Syracuse New Times- "Lifetime Achievement Award to-
                       Ronnie James Dio

                      Sammys- Music Educator Award to- John Spillett

                      Sammys Hall of Fame- Flashcubes, Art Robins, Gerber Music,
                      Tiffault Family, Homel-Alaniz Band

                       MC- Dave Frisina ("The Rebel")

                      March 7- Sammys Award Show -Palace Theater-Syracuse, NY
                         Live band performances & Awards

                        Live Bands who performed-
                                 Brownskin Band, Mike McKay Band, The Goonies
                                 Pale Green Stars,
                                 Flashcubes (Reunion) w/ special guest Tom Kenny

                          MC- Skip Murphy

Chapter 123     Syracuse Area Music Awards- Results from Palace Theater 3/7

Chapter 124     Ronnie James Dio "Lifetime Achievement Award" sponsored by the
                        Syracuse New Times. Induction speech given by Ron Wray at
                        SAMMYs Awards Hall of Fame event the evening of March 6

Chapter 125    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1979)

Chapter 126    Jim O'Brien  "34 Year Syracuse Radio Legend"

Chapter 127    2014 "Rockin The Redhouse" Benefit Concert at Landmark Theater
                        April 25, 2014. Band performing, sponsors, 2014 Band Winner.

Chapter 128    Listing of Syracuse & CNY Record & Music Stores though
                        the years.

Chapter 129   Great "British Invasion" Acts that played CNY in 1960's

Chapter 130    CNY World Music News-  Rods return from Spain Metal Fest
                       and Sweden Rock Festival of 78 bands.

                        New Dio Tribute 2 Lp set  to be released on RED Vinyl

Chapter 131     Career of Charlie Bertini & 30 Years of Apple Jazz Festival
       
Chapter 132      Dinosaur Radio starts History of Syracuse Rock and Roll "Then and
                         Now"  live music series at Liverpool's Carnegie Cafe - Maplewood Inn.
                         "New"

Update          See Chapter 33..Dave Hanlon w/ Duke Jupiter inducted into the
                      Rochester, NY Music Hall of Fame- April 27, 2014.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC- "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER A - SENDS 100's OF THANK YOU'S FOR 43+ YEARS OF DEDICATION


We started this Syracuse Music History search over 43+ years ago. I would like to thank the following who have dedicated hundreds of hours helping me collect information, photos, bios, posters, records, Cd's, cassettes,, 8 track tapes, live recordings, artwork, giving interviews and sending items from all over the world. Thanks for making the History of Syracuse Music Story what it is today - Ron Wray.

Very special thanks to the one guy who's put up with all the craziness through 43 years, almost every day, my great friend Pete Shedd. To the great research expert John D'Angelo along with assistant Kate Kolb, computer web-techs Jessica Amidon and Lee Goodman.

History of Syracuse Music "Official Site" now at 84,089 hits to 111 different countries around the world. 

PS- Still working on our History of Syracuse Music "Official" Book project now over 5,588 pages and that's not including photos.

Very Special Thanks to:

Jessica Amidon, Chet Andrews, Chris Baker, Don Barber, Jack Belle,  Charlie Bertnii, Mark Bialczyk, Sandy Bigtree, Jack O. Bocchino, Don Bombard (Bob Shannon), Garry Bordonaro, Dick Bottoff, Brian Burke, Carl Canedy, Nick Caplan, Guy Capone, Howie Castle, Chuck Cavallaro, Jimmy Cavallo, Jeff Chappelle, Dick Clark, Bobby Comstock, Bobby Comstock Jr,  Rick Cua, John D'Angelo, Michael Davis, George Day, Dean Brothers (John, Bob, Peter), Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, Mike Donohue,  Mark Doyle, Gary Dunes, Dan Elliott, Jim Falsey, David "Rock" Feinstein, Denise Feinstein, Mike Ferrante, Jan Fetterly, "Big Mike" Fiss, Debbie Foley, Tim Fox, Gary Frenay, Dave Frisina, Rick Gary, Bill Gerber III, Jeff Gersbacher, Nancy Gersbacher, Joe Glisson, Lee Goodman, Chris Goss, Bobby Green, Mike Greenstein, Holly Gregg, Dave Hanlon, Todd Hobin, Mark Hoffmann, Tim Huppman (Rick Ryder), Art Judge, John Kane, Jenna Kenyon, T.J. Kenyon. Sean Kirst, Kate Kolb, Joe LaGuardia, Ronnie Leigh, "Dandy" Dan Leonard, Bob Lindberg, Sue MacKay, John Mangicaro, Skip Murphy, Dave Murray, Dave Novak, Liz Nowak, Jim O'Brien, Dan Padavona, Mickey Palumbo, Jim Pantas, "Little Jan" Perolla, Gary Podsiedlik, Dave Porter, David Rezak, Dave Ridgeway, Tom Rozzano, Nick Russo,  Joe Sawmiller, Dean Schachtel, Chuck Sgroi, Paul Shedd, Pete Shedd, Stephen Shedd, Bob Sherman (Bob Lowry), Jim Sims, Mickey Lee Soule, Carol Thoryk-O'Leary, Stacey Waterman, Bill Weiss, Joe Whiting, Jack Wolak, Al Wolf  and the "Official" Ronnie James Dio Fan & Facebook pages & NIJI Entertainment Group.

Thanks also to:

Colin Aberdeen, Jack Abert, Donna Acchione, Glenn "Gomez" Adams, Marc Albert,  Marv Albert, Tommy Allen, Joe Altier, Sam Amato, Andy Anderson, Tim Anthony, Larry Arlotta, Paul Armstrong, Frank Arrigo, Jimmy Ashby, Buke Babikian, Bob Baggett, Barry Baker, Bill Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Bud Ballou, Sam Barone, Loren Barriger, Kevin Barriger, Rick Barry, Howie Bartolo, Lloyd Baskin, John Beardsley,  Jeff W. Beck, Steve Becker, Ron Bee, Greg Belinski, Tink Bennett, Mary Bigtree, Len Bilotti, Bernie Binnick (Swan Records), Enrique Blanco, Ron Bloom, Gary Branch, Frank Brandon, Alan Braum, Laura Brazak,  Lafayette Breland, Frank Briggs, Julie Briggs, Steve Brodie, Peter Brohl, Brouther Vic, Bill Brown, Bob Brown, Dave Brown,  Don (Ryan) Brown, Jerry Brown,  John Brown, John T. Brown, Rolland Brunet, Dominick Bruno, Dave Bullard, Mike Burke, Rolland Burnett, John Cadley, Carl Cafrarelli, Victoria Calandra, Jerry Cali, Mike Campbell, Cresenzo Capece Jr, Eric Cappotto, Rock Carbone, Herm Card,  Bill Carey, Mike Carletta, John Carucci, Mike Casale. Felix Cavalierre, Peter C. Cavanaugh, Jon Celi, Chuck Chao, Rick Charles (Yacobush), Rick Chisholm, Dan Christy, Skip Clark, Bernie Clarke, Tim Cleary, Donna (Brohl) Cochran, Len Colella, Stan Colella, Augusto Collacchi, Debbie Condon, T.J. Condon, Bill Cooper, Mark Copani, Steve Corey, Tom Corradino,  Joe Couch, Tom Coulter, Bob Couse, Ashley Cox, Jimmy Cox,  Fred Crittela, Buzzy Cua, Rick Cua, Curtis,  Frank Cutri

Baron Daemon (Mike Price), Phil Dallesandro, Billy Davidson, Joe Davoli,  Tony "Oscar" Davis, Desiree Day, Tom DeAmbra, Kevin Dean, Kal Dee, Kent DeFelice, Joe DeFio, Frank DeFonda, Dick Deline, Jim Deline, Joe DeMaso, Joe DeMaio, John Denega, Gary Dennis, Ron DeRollo, Pat DeSalvo, Maria DeSantis, Mario DeSantis, , Mike Desnoyers, Scott DeVaul, John Diano, Chick DiCosmo, Jack DiLauro, Rocco DiMento, Dan Dishaw, John Dittrich, Scott Dixon, Joe Donelan, Mike Donohue, Dale Dorman, Kevin Dorsey, Liz Lanza Doyle, Gary Driscoll, Dan Dunn, Bill Dutch, Mike Easterly Dan "Cato" Eaton, Billy Elmiger, Tom Emmi, Bob English, Joe English, Paul Fairbanks, Jennifer Falco, Tony Fallico, Don Familo, Vince Faraoni, Kevin Farrell, Donnie Farrington, Frank Farnsworth, Charlie Featherstone, Mike Featherstone, Frank Feinstein, Nancy Fetterly, Kim Fetters, Conan Fioramonti, Ben Fiore, Todd Fitzsimmons, Herb Flower, Jimmy Foran, Don Forbes, Earl Ford, Tommy Forrest, Craig Fox, Ron France, Alan Frank, Sam Furco, Mick Fury, John Gabriel, Joe Galuski,  Greg Gannett, Matt Gee, Mike Gentile, Lisa Gentile, Dave Gersony, Howard Gersony, Tom, Giamceuski, Mark Gibson, Dave Gnatowski, Gary Goal, Maury Goldberg, Terry Golden, Mike Goss, Dan Green, Mimi Griswold, Kurt Grow. Gary & Ed Grudynski.

Isreal Hagan,  Marcia Hagan, Sylvestor Hagan, Garry Hall, John T. Hall, Bob Halligan Jr, Ed Hamell, Bobby Hamilton, Earl Hamilton.  Nanci Hammond, B.J. Hayes, Mike & Eileen Heagerty,  Peter Heitzman, Pete Hennessy, Tim Herron, Duane Hitchings, Jerry Hludzik (The Buoys),  Shawn Hobin, Bob Hodge, Jack Holton, Bob Holz, Tom Honan, Fred Horton, Tom Hosmer, Larry Hoyt, Harold Hyde, Earl Irons, Carl Irvine, Paul Iskander, Greg Italiano, Mike Jachles, Greg Jackson Ron Jarman, Joe Jewell, Jimmy Johns, Jeff Jones, W. Jeffrey Jones, Mike Julian, Juan Junco, Mark Kalsuga, Joel Kane, Lou Kaplan,  Ron Kaussner, Irving Kaufman, Ron Keck (SubCat Studio), Tapio Keihanen, Nancy Kelly, Pete Kennedy, Tom Kenny, George Kilpatrick, Phil Kline, Evan Knight, Bill Knolton, Keith Kobland, John Kokot, Kate Kolb, Jack Kreischner, Jeff Kulikowsky (WSYR TV), Dave Laird, Phil Lambrinos, Arthur Lane, John Latocha, Jeff Laurence, Gary Lavancher, Freddie Lawrence, Kim Lembo, Arty Lenin, Joe Leo, Carman Liberatone, Tony Licameli, Carman Licatra, Dave Liddy, Jack Lipton, Rocky Lockhart, Ted Long, Bob Lorenz, Wilma Ling, Larry Luttinger

Gordon MacRae, Joel Mackey, George Madigan, Jack Maheu, Frank Malfitano, Doug Mancabelli, Vince Mangiamelli, Harold Mantor, Steve Marcone, Phil Markert, Syd Marshall,  Don Martell,  Dave Martin, Don Martin, Mike Martineau, Dick Mastriano,, Elliott Mattice, Todd Mattraw, Nick Mazza, Ed McBarron, Steve McCord, Gael McGear, Pete Mckay, Mike McKay, John McKenna, Pete McMahon, Dave McQuillan, Chuck Mellone, Karen Michaels, Melissa Midgeley, Brian Miles, Brian Mingle, Terry Mingle, Bob Mitchell, Bernie Milton, Miss E, Jeff Moleski, Doug Moncrief, Kim Monroe, Spencer Montague, Larry Monty, Jerry More, Dan Morrison, Brandon Morse. Jack Morse, Sandra Morse, Dave Moziak, Rick Mozzo, Terry Mulhauser, Tip Munger, "Austin" Jimmy Murphy, Ed Murphy, Dick Murphy, Mark Murphy,

Mark Nanni, Tommy Nast,  Mickey Nicotra,  Jamie Notarthomas, Jon Notarthomas, Jess Novak, Charley Orlando, Harold Osborne "Oz", Beth Owens, Phil Owens, Patsy & Anne Padavona, Bob Papaleoni, Lonnie Park, Claude "Red" Parton, Dusty Pascal, Dave Pasternack, Tom Payne, Mike Peden, Alex Periales, John Periales, Dave Perkins, Tony Perolla, Joanne Troy Perry, Bob Perry, Bobby Petrella, Mike Petroff, Bill Pfohl, Chynna Phillips, Kaaren Pierce, George Plavocos, Jody Pucello, Penny Jop Pullus, Carl Pynn, Terry Quill,  Missy Ragonese (Miss E), Mike Ranger, Larry Rand, Danielle Rausa, Leo Rayhill, Dave Read, Dusty Rhodes, Frank Rhodes, Hanna Richardson, Dave Ridgeway, Joe Riposo, Mike Riposo, Art "Legs" Robins, Charlie Robbins, Rob Robbins, Hal Robinson, Tim Robinson, Tex Roe, Tommy Rogers "George Rossi, Kimberley Rossi, Kathy Rowe,  Alan Rowoth, Susan Royal, Andy Rudy, Al Ruscito, Michael P. Ryan,  Rick Ryder (Tim Huppman),

Dave Salce, Billy Sanders, Tom "T.W." Saunders,  Bob Scarlota, Wendy Shoen, Cecile Scott, Lou Segreti, Larry Serifini, Frank Sgroi, Duke Shanahan, Chris Shaw, Dick Sheridan. Tom Shine, Wendy Shoen, Don Shoudy, Tamaralee Shutt, Dennis Sick, Freddie Simmons, John Simone, Mike Sims, George "Bebo" Singleton, Jimmy Singleton, Mike Skowron, Curt Smith, Otis Smith, Taylor Smith, Dennis Snow, Dick Snyder, Jerry Sorn, David Soule, Rob Stagnoletti, Ron Spencer, Dan Sperato, Steve Starmer, Rick Starmer, Scott Sterling, Dave Stevenson. Bill Storm, Ted & Shane Storto, Liz Stroedel, Fred Sweet,  Gael Sweeney, Ian Taddeo, Russ Tarby, Jim Tate, Chris Taylor, Greg Tearney, Briuce Tetley, Doug Thaler, Ron Thompson, Lee Tiffault, Mark Tiffault, Sox Tiffault, Joe Toscano, Tom Townsley, Tony Trischka, Scotty Trudell, Tso, Alan Tyler. Andrew VanNorstrand, Meegan Voss, Mick Walker, Kat Walters, Rance Walters, Stacey Waterman, Richard Webb, Gary Weeks, Mickey Vendetti, Randy Wenner, John West, Chuck Wheeler, John Whipple, Mark Wildrick,  Eric Will, Eddie Williamson, Scott Wilson, John Wisniewski, Billy Cathers Wolf, Billy Wolfe, Rod Wood, Howie Wyeth, Dave Yawman, Gregg Yeti, Bob Volk, Mark Zane, Bob Zenter, Phil Zeppetello, Roger Zinszer.


Also To-
Syracuse New Times past & present (Jessica Novak, Mike Davis, Bill Brod, Art Zimmer, Joe Glisson), Onondaga Historical Association (Tom Hunter, Dennis Connors), Syracuse Area Music Awards (Liz Nowak, Debbie Foley), Walts Record Shop (Eddie & Gary), Jack Wolak's Rare Necessities,  Rise n' Shine Dinner, Blue Wave Productions (Greg Spencer), D.M.R. Enterprises (Stacey Waterman), Hollywood Restaurant- Cortland, Landmark Theater, PetCap Music (Guy Capone), Dayson Studio (George Day), Gerber Music Company (Bill Gerber III), Syracuse Blue Print (Rocky Lockhart), Post Standard Newspaper (Sean Kirst, Chris Baker), Maplewood Inn- Carnegie Cafe-Liverpool

Syracuse Radio Stations- WAQX- 95X, WFBL AM-1390, WHEN AM-620. WNDR AM-1260, WOLF (Skip Clark, Taylor Smith), WSEN 92.1 FM (Gary Dunes, Dick Mastriano, John Carucci, Diane Wade, Dan Elliott) WSYR AM 570 (Joe Galiski), WSYR Y-94 FM (Howie Castle, Tommy Nast), WZUN-Sunny 102 FM (Rick Gary, Mike Fiss), WXTL 105.9 "The Rebel" (Dave Frisina),  WYYY 94.5 FM (Kathy Rowe), The Dinosaur (WOLF-WNDR) 93.5/ 103.9 FM (Nick Caplan, Lee Goodman, Bob Brown, Tony Falico, Sam Furco, Craig Fox).

Syracuse Television Stations folks past & present- WCNY TV-24 (Pete MacKay, Bill Pfohl, George Kil;patrick), WSYR TV-9 & Bridge Street (Tim Fox, Rod Wood, Dave Bullard, Jim Campagnia, Carrie Lazarus, Chris Brandolino, Kaylea Nixon, Jeff Kulkowsky, Jim Teske), WSYT TV-3, WTVH TV-5 (Ron Curtis), Time Warner Cable News 10 (Bill Carey) & Time Warner Cable (Bob Papaleoni),


DEDICATED TO OUR FALLEN MUSICAL COMRADES.

Jack Abert, Fred Aboud, Sam Amato, Andy Anderson,  Larry Arlotta, Bud Ballou, Sam Barone, Tom Bean, Jack Belle, Mary Bigtree, Brian Bourke, Lafayette Breland, George Brewer, Dominick Bruno, Ron Bruno, Hal Casey, Jeff Chappelle, Dick Clark, Stan Colella, Bob Couse, Freddie Critella,  Buz Cua, Ron Curtis (Izzo), Tom DeAmbra, Roosevelt Dean, Tom Dean, Kent DeFilice, Ray Delaney, Dick Deline, Jim Deline, John Diano, Ronnie James Dio, Bobby Doyle, Gary Driscoll, Nancy Duffy, Rev. Larry Ellis, Frank Farsworth, Charlie Featherstone, Frank Feinstein, Don Forbes, "Jolly Rolly" Fowler, Jim Fricano, Dave Gersony, Gary Goal, Terry Golden, Art Goodwin, Dave Goodwin, Mike Goss, Ray Green, Kurt Grow, Dick Haggett, Fred Hart, Tom Haskell, Pete Hennessey, Larry Hoppen, Fred Horton, Carl Irving, Greg Italiano, Kelly James, Mark Kalsuga, Gordon Lavancher, 'Dandy Dan" Leonard, Myron Levy, Carman Liberatore, Gordon MacRae, Carl Mano, T. Sherman Marshall, Dave Mazzoli, Chuck Mellone, Bernie Milton, Mike Money, Larry Monty, Steve Moosburger (Holly Rock), Mozzo, Tip Munger, Al Nathan, Sal Nistico, Jim O'Brien, Patsy & Anne Padavona, Nick Pantas, Dave Pasternack, Marty Patten. John Periales, Rick Plante, George Plavocos, Chris Powell, Lou Reed, Dave Ridgeway, Mike Riposo, Tex Roe, Nick Russo, Rick Ryder (Tim Huppman), Stephen Shedd, Jim Sims, George "Bebo" Singleton. Jimmy Singleton, Otis Smith, "Sox" Tiffault,  Pat  Turk, Steve Uehlin, Bruce Van Brocklin, Jimmy Van Heusen, Jay Walker (Joe Waston), Johnny Whipple, Limey Wickwire, Eddie Williamson, Billy Wolfe, Bob Yeager and the so many more.

Though the years there have been so many national artists & groups that have given time to help us with memorabilia, interviews, photos and just great stories to enhance our Syracuse Music history, here is a list of just a few.

Alice Cooper, Duane Allman, Sam Andrew (Big Brother) Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Rod Argent (Zombies), Billy Baldwin, Pete Bennett (Apple Records), Black Oak Arkansas (Jim Dandy), Garry Bordonaro (The Rods, Savoy Brown), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), James Brown, Brownsville Station (Cub Koda), The Buoys (Bill Kelly, Jerry Hludzik), David Byron (Uriah Heep), Cactus, Carl Canedy, (The Rods), Canned Heat (Bob Hite, Henry Vestine), Freddie Cannon,  Felix Cavaliere, Eric Clapton, Dick Clark,  Bobby Comstock, Rick Cua, Derek & The Dominoes, Neil Diamond,  Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, Dion, Dale Dorman, Gary Driscoll (ELE, Rainbow), Joe English, David "Rock" Feinstein (ELF, The Rods), Flaming Ember, Melvin Franklin (Temptations), Frijid Pink, Danny Goldberg, Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality & famed Producer), Guess Who (Jim Kolb),  Jimi Hendrix, Herman's Hermits,  Duane Hitchings, Iron Butterfly (Lee Dorman, Doug Ingle), James Gang (Dale Peters, Joe Walsh),  Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson), Elton John (w/ Niger Olsson & Dee Murray), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Janis Joplin, Al Kooper, Alvin Lee (10 Years After), John Lennon, Johnny Maestro (Brooklyn Bridge, The Crests), Paul McCartney, Moody Blues, Bruce Morrow ("Cousin Brucie"), Cliff Nobles, Yoko Ono, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Norman Petty, Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips), The Presidents, Rascals (Gene Cornish, Felix Cavaliere), Rolling Stones,   Mitch Ryder, Dean Schachtel, John  Sebastian,  Bob Seger, Mickey Lee Soule, (ELF, Rainbow, Ian Gillan Band, Deep Purple),  Phil Spector, Steppenwolf (John Kay), Kate Taylor, Three Dog Night (Danny Hutton, Norm Sneed), Johnny Tillotson,  Tiny Tim, Turtles (Mark Volman),  Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles), Leslie West (Mountain),  The Who (Peter Townshend, Roger Daltry, John Entwistle, Keith Moon), Carl Wilson (Beach Boys), Stevie Winwood (Traffic, Blind Faith)


Thursday, July 17, 2014

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 132- DINOSAUR RADIO GROUP 93.5 & 103.9 FM- STARTS HISTORY OF SYRACUSE ROCK and ROLL- ""THEN AND NOW" LIVE BAND REUNION SERIES

More information coming soon...

Dinosaur Radio-  94.1, 95.3, 103.9 FM "Then & Now" Reunion Concerts
Performing live at Maplewood Inn's - Carnegie Cafe in Liverpool, NY.
Sunday's once a month....Dates listed below... Showtime 6-9 PM 


July 13-   Livin Ennd (Reunion)  & Don Barber and the Dukes  (Reunion)

               Livin Ennd- Sandy Bigtree, Al Wolf, Jan Fetterly, Mickey Palumbo
               Adrian Lezotte, Fred Sweet, Bill Cooper
               Special guest- Mike Price (Channel 9's -Baron Daemon)

               Don Barber & The Dukes- Don Barber, Skip Seyerle, Joe Leo, Brian Miles
               Chuck Cavallaro, Dave Read.

Aug  17   Campus Walkers (Reunion)   & The Nightcaps (Reunion)

                Campus Walkers- Tom Rozzano, Mickey Nicotra, Bill Weiss,
                 Special Guest- Mike Carletta (from Andy & The Classics)
                 Dinosaur Radio interview Wednesday 8:12 AM with Rick Cua

                The Nightcaps- Dave Novak, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy,
                Al McNeil, Tom Rozzano.

Sept 7      Art Robins  with  Prestige & Mark Hoffman & Hoffman Family Band

                Art "Legs" Robins (vocals) & Prestige Band, members include-
                John Mangicaro (drums), Don Martin (guitar)
                Jerry Brown (horns),  John Capozzolo (bass).
                Special Guest- Chuck Sgroi.

               Mark Hoffmann & Hoffmann Family Band- featuring-
               Mark Hoffmann, (guitar-vocals), Gustav Hoffmann (bass).
               Eva Hoffmann, (vocals), Anna Hoffmann (vocals)  &
               Kenyatta King (drums).

Oct  19    Carmen Licitra & The Vikings (Reunion) & Ad Ventures

                Carmen Licitra & The Vikings- Dave Novak, Carmen Licitra,
                Chuck Di Cosmo, Bob Canastraro, Ed McBarron,others

                Ad Ventures- Ed McBarron, Mark Tiejen, Frank Daher,
                Byron Tiejen, Kurt Schmidt

Nov 16     Dean Brothers  & Outcasts- Timeline (Reunion)

                 Dean Brothers - John Dean. Peter Dean, Bob Dean, Holly Gregg
                 "Syracuse Area Music Hall of Famers" & great recording artists.
                 Have been associated with WOLF Radio since 1970's. So proud
                 to have the Dean Brothers perform in this historic event.

                 Outcasts- Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Jack Share,
                 Shane Storto, Kurt Smith, Tom Glamcevski & others

Dec 14      Christmas with "The Coachmen"


Friday, May 30, 2014

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 131 - CAREER OF CHARLIE BERTINI & 30- YEARS OF THE APPLEJAZZ FESTIVAL

This Cortland, NY native started playing trumpet at age nine. During his youth Charlie was active in marching bands, concert bands, school chorus and even conducting music classes. Bertini started his own dance band while still in ninth grade. At age 19, he joined the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus Orchestra touring for six years first as trumpeter and then musical director..

Next performances with Al Martino, Patti Page, Mel Torme, Broadway Shows, Dixieland Clubs and live shows in Orlando at both Walt Disney World and Universal Studio. Then came a four-year hitch at the Circus World Theme Park and a year as musical director for Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus.

Always in demand as a world-class trumpeter Charlie Bertini has backed up Paul Anka, Bert Bacharach, Ray Charles & Johnny Mathis. He has appeared on network television specials and several music specials aired by PBS.

Charlie Bertini's AppleJazz Band history dates back to a jam session in 1984. His 1990's AppleJazz Band included the talents of John Kane, Larry Arlotta, Dave Hanlon, Dick Chave, Dave Gannett to name a few. His 1995 AppleJazz concert was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for "Best Music Program".

Bertini has released five solo Cd's "Apple Sass" (1995), "Jewels", "Acid Dixie" (recorded live at AppleJazz Festival held at Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York, NY), "Out of the Season" and "Charlie Bertini's AppleJazz Band-Classic Performances". Bertini also recorded two Christmas Cd's " Christmas Cookies" and "Fresh Batch" (1998). If this isn't enough Charlie has recorded 12 albums with Bill Allred's Class Jazz Band. During his amazing career, Bertini has performed in 45 states, China and Europe. Although residing in Florida and performing in jazz trios, Charlie still finds times to serve  executive director of the AppleJazz Festival held through year 2014 in Central New York.

His July 4, 2005 Apple Jazz Festival again at Dwyer Park Pavilion featured a lineup of Ronnie Leigh, Ronnie France, Dave Hanlon, Terry Meyers, Dick Chave, Jeff Phillips, John Allred and Bertini.  In June 2006 Bertini released the two-disc set "Classic Performances" from his 14th through 16th annual summer AppleJazz concerts (1997-99).  This unique three-year Cd package contains performances from some of CNY greatest musical talents including- Joe Whiting, John Kane, David "Rock" Feinstein, and Loren Barrigar.

The years flew by AppleJazz 25 featured Peter Dean (Dean Brothers) along with mainstays Doyle, Hanlon, Kane, France, Whiting, Bertini and others. Meanwhile AppleJazz Records release Cds by Lauren Jessica Bertini " Can You Hear It" (2009), "Charlie Bertini- "Triology" & "Out of Season" plus the great Ronnie Leigh's first solo Cd Live at AppleJazz (2012).

Charlie also returned to Central New York taking the stage in a salute to a friend Ronnie James Dio during Cortland's "Stand Up and Shout" Dio Tribute Concert & Benefit on July 10, 2011.

After a year layoff Charlie Bertini announced that he would hold his 30th and final AppleJazz Festival on May 31, 2014 at Dwyer Memorial Park. Once again the CNY greats responded to Bertini's invitation to play- Ronnie Leigh, Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle, Dave Hanlon, Ronnie France, Jeff Phillips, John Allred, Terry Meyers, & Lauren- Jessica Bertini. Other music industry notables in attendance included Frank Malfitano, Holly Gregg, "Rock" Feinstein, Laura Brazak & Ron Wray. A great tribute to a great man- Charlie Bertini..

In what I would call a great historic event it was announced by Frank Malfitano that the AppleJazz band would reunite in the summer of 2015 to perform at Syracuse's  M&T Jazz Festival.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" CHAPTER 130- CNY WORLD MUSIC NEWS UPDATE - THE RODS BACK FROM SPAIN on to SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL & DIO - "THIS IS YOUR LIFE TRIBUTE LP TO BE ISSUED ON RED VINYL.

The Rods (Rock Feinstein, Carl Canedy, Garry Bordonaro) just returned from performing at both  the 'Heavy Metal Rock Festival  in Madrid, Spain and  'Sweden Rock Festival" This huge event was held June 6-8  had 78 bands taking the stage from all over the world


VINYL NEWS-  It was just announced this week by the Dio Fan Club that the "New" Ronnie James Dio tribute album "This Is Your Life" will be released on a  two-album  format on beautiful... RED Vinyl in July. It can be pre-order now though AMAZON.com. The numbers were not announced but I'm sure it was limited.

Other Dio News-  New Dio Cd "Live in London - Live At The Hammersmith Apollo 1993" is now available in the following formats- CD ( 2 cds), DVD Blu-ray....Both just arrived.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC - CHAPTER 129- GREAT BRITISH INVASION GROUPS THAT PLAYED SYRACUSE 1960-66 , W/ RADIO INTERVIEWS WITH BUD BALLOU & DALE DORMAN

UK Groups that performed or spoke in Syracuse including radio interviews with Bud Ballou & Dale Dorman while both on WOLF Radio


June 5, 1962-   Eden Kane  - "Well I Ask Ya"               3 Rivers Inn
                        He appears on same show show with Frankie Lyman

Feb 8, 1964     John Lennon & Ringo speak to Bud Ballou on WOLF
                        day prior to appearing on Ed Sullivan TV Show

June 3, 1964     The Searchers                                      Sports-O-Rama
                         Ronnie Dio & Prophets, Dovells Dick & Dee Dee

Aug 12, 1964     WNDR Radio event "Beatles "A Hard Day's Night"
                           movie opens at Paramount Theater & North Drive Inn
                           Sam & The Twisters play on roof of North Drive In

Aug 26, 1964       Beatles "A Hard Day Night" opens in Cortland, NY
                            Prior to film, Ronnie Dio & Prophets played on stage
                            at the State Theater

Oct 12, 1964     The Animals                                      War Memorial
                          J. Frank Wilson   "Last Kiss:
                         Royalettes   "Gonna Take a Miracles"
                         Elkie Brooks
                         Carman Licitra & The Vikings
                         The Concepts   (Don Martin)
                         WNDR 's Dandy Dan Leonard

April 21, 1965     Freddie & The Dreamers                  War Memorial
                           Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders
                           Sam & The Twisters

April 26, 1965     Gerry & Pacemakers speak with WOLF's Dale Dorman

May 25, 1965      Herman's Hermits                            War Memorial
                             Bobby Vee, Freddy Cannon, Hondells,
                             Billy Stewart, Bobby Freeman, Round Robin,
                             Little Anthony, Brenda Holloway, The Ikettes
                             Repereta & The Del Rons
                             Dick Clark's Cavalcade of Stars Tour

Aug 31, 1965       Peter & Gordon                                 War Memorial
                            Tom Jones
                           Them- Van Morrison  (later canceled did not appear)

                            Turtles, Brian Hyland, Billy Joe Royal, Ronnie Dove,
                            The Executives, George McCannon III, Mel Carter

Sept 1, 1965       Beatle movie "Help" opens at Paramount & North Drive In

Oct 31, 1965        Rolling Stones                                     War Memorial
                             Ed Wool & The Nomads
                             Ramrods
                             Monte Rock III
                             Vibrations, Patti LaBelle & Bluebelles

April 17, 1966      Chad & Jeremy                                   NYS Fair Col.
                             Gene Pitney
                             The Outsiders (Sonny Geraci, Tommy King)
                             McCoys (Rick Derringer), Bobby Goldsboro,
                             B.J. Thomas, Len Barry, Norma Tanaga,

July 6, 1966           Rolling Stones                                    War Memorial
                              Little Rick (Mozzo) & Del-Shays
                             Tradewinds (NY Is a Lonely Town)
                              McCoys   (Come On Let's Go)
                              Standells

Thursday, May 1, 2014

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 128 - GREAT SYRACUSE & CNY RECORD & MUSIC STORES THROUGH THE YEARS (still adding locations)

The follow are Syracuse Record & Music stores that have dotted the Central New York area though the years.  We have listed names (a-z), locations, owner & managers and products carried. We know all employees and product lines can never be complete..so if you have any knowledge of other please pass along.....instrument mfg'ers etc. Many Thanks

NOTE THIS IS A VERY LARGE CHAPTER THAT IS STILL IN PROGRESS...


ALLEGRO MUSIC CO.

Located at 5663 W. Taft Road in North Syracuse

BEAT STREET MUSIC

Located at 219 E. Seneca Turnpike in Manlius
Instruments, sheet music, lessons. accessories

BE-BOP SHOP

Located on Old Liverpool Road across from Liverpool Drive In Theater
Mickey McMenamin, Terry Vickery
Equipment sales, lessons,
Repairs by- Dave Pasternack


BIG APPLE MUSIC

Location- Old Liverpool Road- Liverpool, NY

BONNE MUSIC

Locations- 1421 So, Salina Street just south of Sears Roebuck, later to
3455 Erie Blvd, East
Owners- Mr & Mrs Holmes
Note- Company (on Erie Blvd ) later purchased my DeSantis & Sons Music
Products- Fender, DynaCord, Echocord, Vox, Rickenbacker, Maestro, Moserite,
Sennheiser, drum lines, Shure microphones products and many others popular lines.
Provide musical lessons

BRUCE'S MUSIC BOX

Owner Ohlmstead family. Mgr-  Bruce Ohmstred (Univsersity Music Box)
Location- Northern Lights Shopping Plaza- Rt 11 in North Syracuse.
Products- vinyl, 45, 33 , EPs, Albums mono & stereo, Phonographs, needles, tapes &
accessories. Bought first Lp there- "Buddy Holly Story" then "Ritchie Valens Live at Pacoima"

BUSY BEE

Location- 105 No. Salina Street
Products-  New and used vinyl, Top hits etc.


CAMELOT MUSIC

Many CNY locations including Fayetteville Mall


CAMILLI MUSIC CENTER- '(So Salina St Music Ctr)

Owner by Anthony Camilli & family
Location- J.M. Field Plaza-3518 Brewerton Rd, No Syracuse.
Lessons, Fender, Danelectro


CARM'S RECORDS

Owned by Carm & Fred Iaconis and later their son.
First opened Aug 13, 1959 in Auburn, NY, Closed-Sept 1982
69 1/2 Genesee St and later 110 Genesee St in Auburn, NY
Full line record vinyl, cassettes & 8-track store, recording tapes & accessories.
Where I bought- Ronnie Dio and the Prophets LP "Dio at Domino's".
Also TICKET location for all great concert that played in CNY.
A Key CNY Music location...

CASE-SMITH PIANO & ORGAN

Location-  338 So. Salina Street
Lines- Piano, organ, sheet music, lessons


CAVAGES 


Purchased Gerber Music locations- Shoppingtown, Penn Can, Fayetteville Malls etc.
Key Employees- Rob Robbins, Gary Podsiedlik, Karen Michaels


CHAPPELLE'S DEPT STORE

Although they had  many store in CNY. The one location that carried vinyl was in
Northern Light Shopping Center, Top Hits & budget Lp's.


CHARLIE'S CD

Located on Genesee Street and later State Street in Auburn, NY (1990's)
Owned by Jane Stebbins


CLARK MUSIC CO.

First opened for business in 1859.
First located at 416 So. Salina Street in downtown Syracuse (100+ years)
Moved in 1967 to 2922 Erie Blvd, East
Note also had a location in Auburn, NY in 1960's
Key employees- Jim Smith (1966-76), Frank DeFonda (1984-2012).
Sold top names in piano & keyboards for over 100 years
Lines carried- Acoustic, Yamaha, Schmer, Baldwin, Steinway, Fender,
Sun Amps, Ampeg Amps, Top names in audio & video products & systems.
Music lessons


CLEAR LIGHT BOUTIQUE'

Another Auburn, NY music store (1970s).

COLE'S MUSIC WORLD

Owned by "Sugar Bear" Cole located on East Fayette Street in late 1970's


DAW DRUG STORES

CNY largest drug store chain in 1950's & early 60's with many area locations.
Carried- Top 45's many with picture sleeves. Visited Mattydale Shopping Plaza store
many tines. Manager- Don Miller (former member of 1927 New York Yankees).

DE SANTIS & SONS MUSIC

Location- 1317 So. Salina Street
Owners- Mario DeSantis Family, Maria DeSantis
Lines- Gretsch, Gibson, Fender guitar,
Lessons-

DE SANTIS SCHOOLHOUSE

Location- 128 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Maria & Mario  DeSantis


DESERTSHORE RECORDS

Location- 730 So. Crouse Ave on University Hill
Alan Baum
Owner Tom Payne
Manager Charlie Robbins

DEY BROTHERS DEPT STORE

400 So. Salina Street in downtown Syracuse

DISCOUNT RECORDS

EASY BARGAIN CENTER


Located on Gifford Street just off Onondaga St. Budget big store discounter in 1960's.
Owned by Debbie Reynolds husband.

E.W. EDWARDS & SONS

Located at 200 So. Salina Street in downtown Syracuse
Note- also had annex behind on Clinton Street.
Products- New vinyl, 45, 33, cassettes, & accessories.

FALSO MUSIC

Owned by the legendary Al Falso
Location- 150 Port Byron Street in Cortland, NY
Gibson guitars
Favorite shop of Ronnie James Dio, Dick Bottoff, Rock Feinstein,
Gary Driscoll, Mickey Lee Soule,  Don Barber, Dave Porter etc.


FINGER LAKE MUSIC (MALL STORE)

Location- Auburn, NY


GEHERIN'S

Location- Auburn, NY

GENESEE TV

Location- Westvalle, Shopping Plaza
Manager- Frank Spinelli
Products- vinyl, Top Hits, Oldies, Albums, phone needles, tapes & accessories


GERBER MUSIC


Owners- Gerber Family (William Gerber II, Jean Gerber, Bill Gerber III,
Terri Gerber, Leonard Gerber). First mini location super store.

Lines- vinyl record, cassette tapes,8-tracks, sheet music, phonograph needles,  posters,
 recording tape, music lessons &  purchase concert tickets- example- WOODSTOCK.
A total full line music store with Fender, Yamaha, Takamine, Peavey, Martin, Gibson,
Drums lines- Ludwig, Pearl, Somar and others, Professional microphones, also
had a complete instrument repair department (DiShaw & Pasternack)

Locations- Shoppington-Dewitt, Fairmount Fair, Northern Light Shopping Ctr (1966)
Penn Cann Mall-Cicero (in 1976) and in Auburn

Music Employees- Dave Novak, Gary Frenay, Dave Pasternack, Terry Vickery
Tom Carr, Gary Podsiedlik, Bob Canastraro,  Tommy Allen, Oz, Dan Dishaw,
 Jimmy Johns, Mark Copani, Gary Jenkins, Phil Owens, Mickey Sage, Gary Zamory,
Peter Heitzman, Arty Lenin, Justin Root, Bruce Tetley, Tom Prowda, Tom Corradino,
Jerry Sorn, Joe Jewel, Mark Hoffmann, Mark Gibson and many many more,

Gerber Music was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame- Feb 2014
They were later sold to Cavages in 1982.

GIARDINELLI BAND INSTRUMENT

Location- 7845 Mactlage Drive, Liverpool, NY

W.T. GRANTS

Location- 300 Block of So. Salina Street in downtown Syracuse
At store around CNY, but downtown store best record dept.
Also carried records in Northern Light Shopping Center location
New 45's Top Hits, Lp's, Budget Lp's  Used 45's (5 for $1.00)

GRECO'S TV- 


Owners- Greco Family (Leo, Len & Tom Greco)
Location- 70 So. First Street, Fulton, later years in Oswego
Lines- record, tapes, RCA TV's and major appliances.
Instruments- Gibson, fender, others
Sold tickets to major concerts

GUITAR CENTER

Location- 3150 Erie Blvd, East, Dewitt, NY

GUITAR SHOP

Location- 100 Woodbine Ave.


GUITAR STUDIO


HARRINGTON BROS. MUSIC

Company in business since 1929 (Stephan Harrington, Thomas O'Donnell)
Located at 14 Central Ave.in  Cortland, NY
Other locations- Ithaca, Syracuse, Binghamton, Cortland, NY
Products & Services- Pro Band & Orchestra Equipment,
Home audio & video, Repair service, Piano tuning,
Guitar, Bass & Amp repairs..to name a few.



HI FI MUSIC SHOP

Location- 323 So. Salina Street', Syracuse, NY

HOSAK JEWELERS

Owner- Fred Hosak  (1960-70)
Location- So Geddes Street near Shonnard St, Westside
Lines- Jewelry, used guitars, amps and used record

TOM HOSMER VIOLINS

Tom Hosmer, 120 Julian Place
Violin instruction & repair

JOHNNY'S COLLECTABLES

Owner- John Diano
Location- 3007 James Street, Eastwood, NY
Used 45's, Lps, Cassette, magazine, yearbooks, movie posters

JUNIOR'S RECORD SHOP 

Owner- Junior Stevens
Located at the corner of So. Geddes Street & Burnet Park Dr, westside.
Carried used recorded, many 1950's collectables on 45 & Lp

KLOBBY'S RADIO & TV

Location- 300 Block of James Street near corner of State St.
Owner- Bill Klobby

KNUCKLEHEAD'S

Owner- Jack Wolak
Location- 201 So. Main Street, No. Syracuse (1989-2000)

KOSS MUSIC

Location- James Street at Marlboro Road in Eastwood

S.S. KRESEGE'S

National mass merchant located on So Salina Street acroos
from Walt's Record Shop
Top 45 RPM Hits, Albums, Budget Lps,

LIVERPOOL MUSIC & ARTS SHOPPE

Location- Carl's Shopping Plaza on Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool
Owners- Clint & Mary Barter
Lines- Fender, Premier, Haystrom, Banjo,Traynor Amps,
Wilder Amps
Key employees & lessons- Mickey Palumbo, Dave Pasternack


LOBLAW'S SUPER MARKETS

Many CNY grocers stores- Eastwood, Mattydale & others
Had rack of 45 RPM Top Hits for sale

MC NEIL MUSIC CO

Location- Ithaca, NY (5 locations),  Binghamton & Cortland, NY)
Owner- McNeil family since 1951
Locations, Tioga Street, Triphammer Mall, 110 W. Genesee St, Bing
 Lines-only drums dist in Ithaca, had pro guitars & bass, PA Amps
& systems, Repairs.Keyboards,  Lessons, many others.

MORRIS DIST CO

Owner- Morris Horowich & Family
Key Mgt- Jerry & Rich Horowitz, David & Sheldon Horowitch
Location- 1153 West Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13204
RCA Appliances, TV and RCA Records label & One Stop
Mgr- RCA Records Division - Oscar Docks
Music- Ron Wray, Gary Podsiedlik, Mickey Palumbo, Pete Shedd,
Dan Sperato, Tom DiAmbra, Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Oz,
Tom Rozzano, Gerry More, Dan Elliott


MUSIC & ART CENTER'

Location- 4106 Route 31, Clay, NY


MUSIC CENTER & DRUM STUDIO

Location- 4277 James Street, Eastwood
Former Location- 2451 James Street
Buke Babikian
Howard Gersony, Mark Copani, Mike Waite (Drum Inst)
Lines- Guitasr, Amps, Mics & Accessories
Fender, G&L, Yamaha, Ovation, Boss, MXR, Korg, Stagg,
Peavey, Ampeg, DiPinto, Takamine and many others


MUSIC CORNER

Located for many years at the corner of Burnett Ave & Teall Ave.
Peter Scott & Mickey Stage
Music lessions

MUSIC LOVERS

Location- 3218 Erie Blvd, E, Dewitt, NY

MUSIC MART

Location- East Hill, Auburn, NY (1966-67)
Music Instructors- Frank Borza, Mark Doyle, Dick Howard

MUSIC GO ROUND

Location- 3179 Erie Blvd, E..Dewitt, NY (old Hechinger Plaza)

NO. SYRACUSE MUSIC

Piano & Organ sales & lessons- Bob Popek

OLIVER'S

Location-107 Marshall Street, later East Adams St & Crouse Ave
Charlie Robbins

ONONDAGA MUSIC CO.

Business started in 1935.
Owners Dave Gersney,  Howard Gersney
Location- 119 So. Jefferson, later moved to So. Clinton Street.
Lines- Gretsch, Martin, Fender, Haystrom, Yamaha, Ampeg,
Marshall Amps, Peavey, Polytone, Korg, Crown, JBL,
Malatchi, various sax, trombone lines, Vinyl Records (45's, Lp, 78, EP's)
Recording tape & accessories, Vinyl Records (45's. Lp, EP, 78 RPM)
Musical Instrument sales & lessons, a full serve music store.
Huge selection of Jazz Recordings
Sadly our good friend Dave Gersony passed away Aug 31, 1997

ONONDAGA SUPPLY CO.

Location- West Genesee Street
Dist of Zenith Products
Music Mgr- William Gerber Jr
Records lines- London & others
Key- Dist of  45 rpm single Transylvania Twist by Baron Daemon


PAT'S RECORD SHOP

Location- No Syracuse Strip Plaza, just north of Taft Road.
Owners- Bud & Pat
Vinyl Records esp country music, 45's, EP, Lps, Cassettes, accessories

PETTA MUSIC

Located at 301 Montgomery Street.
Owner- Joe Petta
Lessons-

RECORD GIANT

Located in Auburn Plaza and managed by Marie Scruderi


RECORD KINGDOM

Located off of East Fayette Street in the mid-late 1970's by Arthur Lane


RECORD RUNNER

Located at 121 & 177 Marshall Street on University Hill.. Bob Mears owner
Later sold to Record Theater.

RECORD SHED

Location- Route 11, Cicero, NY
Owner- Bob Rawls

RECORD THEATER

Many locations including Marshall Street (1970's) & Erie Blvd, East
Jim Dombrowski,  Karen Michael, Dave Ridgeway, Robert Robbins
Full line record, recording tape & accessories.
Concert ticket location
Headquarters based out of Buffalo, NY


ROWE MUSIC

Location- Auburn, NY
Owner- Paul Rowe
Note- After his death later became Speco Music for three generations
Lines- Gibson
Music Teachers- Frank Borza, Mick Howard


SACRED MELODY SHOP

Location- 3501 James Street in Eastwood
Lines- Vinyl, Cds, DVD, Cassettes, Books
Speciality- Religious Music- Rick Cua, Joe English recordings

SALINA DISCOUNT


Located 200 block of No. Salina Street at train overpass (now Rt 81)
Carried thousands of used 45's...5 for $1.00 variety


SEARS ROEBUCK

Locations- Main Store- 1300 So. Salina Street
Carried- record, instruments many purchased their Silvertone Guitars there

SHOPPERS FAIR

Mass merchant - Key location- Erie Blvd, East in Dewitt
Carried new vinyl, Top hits and budget product lines.


SIBLEY'S DEPT STORE

Location- 401 So. Salina Street, downtown Syracuse across from Dey Brothers.
Note= Property location used was former site of Paramount & Keiths Theaters

SOUND CITY CD & TAPE

Location- 37 Main Street, Cortland, NY

SPECTRUM RECORDS

Locations- University Ave, Walnut Street & Schine Student Center
Key Management- Beth Owns, Desiree Day

SPENO MUSIC

Owner Nick Speno, Mike Speno
Location- 3 East Genesee Street, Auburn, NY
Note- Three generations of Speno family own this business
2014- Celebrating their 65th Anniversary in business.
Lines- Instruments & amps, lessons, Records, Recording Tape, accessories

STAGNITTA MUSIC

Location- 754 No. Salina Street & 907 Townsend Streets
Owner- Joe Stagnitta & Family
Lines- Goya Guitars, Buescher, Saxophones, Supro guitars
Accordions, others.
Lessons- Bill Dundee, Joe Stagnitta, Stan Colella


SYNTHESPIDER ELECTRONICS

TOPS DIST CO.

In late 1960's-70 had a record  Wholesaler One-Stop
Manager Bob Ricks
One-Stop- Gary Podsiedlik


UNIVERSITY MUSIC BOX /  OHMSTED'S / VARSITY VICTORLA
754 South Crouse Ave on University Hill for many years..
Owner- Mrs Olmsted and her family
Full line music business, records, tapes, phonographs, phone needles etc.

WALT'S RECORD SHOP

Opened March 1951, closed July 1980
Owner Walt Kandziela
Managers- Ed Grudynski
Sales- Gary Grundynski, Dave Ridgeway, Gary Podsiedlik, Larry Lieberman,
Don Bombard, Lou Everding, Dan Elliott Don Libensky, Mark Kalsuga, Guy Capone,
Kevin Adams, Steve Wasnick, others
Products- New vinyl 45's EP's, Albums, 78 rpm, Recording tape, Concert Tickets, accessories
Locations- 114 W. Jefferson Street' (as "The Record Store"), then in 1959 moved to
352 So. Salina Street, Syracuse

Many nationals recording stars visted Walt's- Johnny Caah, Gene Pitney, The Lettermen,
Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Johnny Mathis, Buck Owens, Young Rascals, Tony Bennett.
Notes- Syracuse's last great record store where customers could listen to vinyl before
buying them. These great music salesmen influenced many additional new sale.

DAVE WILKINS TV & RECORDS

Owned by Dave Wilkens
Location. So. State Street just south of Central Tech High School
Repaired Radio, TVS, Phonographs etc
Carried 45 rpm records for black community, local & national hits


WILSON JEWELERS

330 So Salina Street in downtown Syracuse
Products- 45's EP's Albums, Concert Tickets
Purchased 1965 Rolling Stones & Herman's Hermits tickets there

JACK WOLAK's RARE NECESSORIES

Owned and operated by Jack Wolak. Maybe the area's great imported of vinyl & Cds.
First opened as a mail order record business in Massena. NY in 1976.
Relocated to Syracuse. Later operated at 201 So. Main Street in No Syracuse then
shifted to Mattydale Shopping Plaza.


F.W. WOOLWORTH

Dept store located at 300 So. Salina Street in downtown Syracuse.
Products- Vinyl, 45's albums and record accessories