Sunday, February 19, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- 209,821 VIEWS, 184 CHAPTERS GOING OUT TO 144 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD (Newest- Uzbekistain (1/11), Yeman (12/20), Com of Dominica (12/16).


Chapter A    Sending 100's of Thank You's.. out to the following for over 50 Years of
                     helping us tell the History of Syracuse Music Story - Ron Wray
                    (Updated Daily))

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- Mark Murphy, Chris Powell, Anna Marie & Others

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
                    (Updated 11 /27/ 2016)

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 2/22/2016)

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" (Update 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
                     (Updated Aug 22, 2016)

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.
                    Major listing of Women who contributed to our Syr Music success
                     (Update 12/13//2016)
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 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

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". Concert list is amazing..(Updated)

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, 2014

                      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- 2014 Results from Palace Th  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. (Updated 1/25/ 2017)

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's History of Syracuse Rock and Roll "Then and
                         Now" live music series at Pensabene's Rest 135 State Fair Blvd.
                          Syracuse, NY 13204 (between West Genesee & Hiawatha Blvd)

Chapter 133     Sad to report the passing of Syracuse Legendary Radio
                         Broadcaster Dale Dorman at age 71 in Tewksbury, Mass on
                        Oct 21, 2014. Short story here- you can see total updated career
                        on Chapter 16.

Chapter 134     National Record Store Day- November 28, 2014- Rhino
                         Records releases "New" DIO- "This Is Your Life" Limited
                         Edition 12 " Vinyl Picture Disc (5,500 copies only). This
                         tribute compilation also contain Side B-  'Live Tracks"- Neon
                         Knights, Rainbow in the Dark, Straight Through the Heart.
                         Along with tribute tracks by Anthrax, Halestorm and others.

Chapter 135    New Year's Eve 2014  Central New York- Happenings

Chapter 136    Syracuse Area Music Awards - 2015 Hall of Fame Class,
                       Lifetime Achievement and Music Educator Award Winners
                       Loren Barriger, Bobby Comstock, Chris Goss, The Works.
                       Lifetime Achievement Award- Jon Fishman.
                       Music Educator- David Rezak.
                      Plus- Listing of All 2015 Sammy Award Winners.

Chapter 137   Syracuse Area Music Awards- Bobby Comstock's Sammys
                       Hall of Fame Induction speech March 5th by Ron Wray

Chapter 138   Onondaga Historical Assn. open "New" Museum Exhibit "Salt
                      City Rock"- History of Rock N Roll in Syracuse - Feb 20, 2015

Chapter 139    Broadcasting Legend Ron Bee passes away- March 18, 2015

Chapter 140   Tony Trischka, Peter Asher, Jeff Alan Ross appear as surprise
                       special guests on History of Syracuse, Rock n Roll, "Then & Now"
                      live Creek Creek union show at Pensabene's Sunday April 12, 2015.

Chapter 141    The Passing of Thomas M. Royal leader of 1950's vocal group
                        the Emeralds (1955-57)

Chapter 142    Dinosaur Radio History of Syracuse Rock n Roll  "Then and Now"
                       live shows reunites Sammy Hall of Famer The Sandy Bigtree  Band
                       May 31, 2015 at Penebene's. Also 20+ Syr musical great return.

Chapter 143    Ronnie James Dio- 5th Year Memorial Events to be held in Los
                       Angles, Ca-  May 15-17, 2015

Chapter 144   Loren Barriger honored by Jordan-Eldbridge High with "Graduate
                      of Distinction" award- May 27, 2015.

Chapter 145   Dio Day Cortland June 20, 2015- Ronnie James Dio Music
                      Scholarship Fund Concert- Saturday at J.M. McDonald Sports
                     Complex... 9 acts. Including The Rods, Cafferty Band, Timeline,
                     Blue Monday, Black & Blue (Austin & Schell), Sons of Sabbath

Chapter 146   Songs that Charted #1 on WOLF, WNDR, BIG 50 surveys on July 4
                       1959- 1988. Also CNY Music happening July 4.

Chapter 147   Say goodbye to Sports O Rama - Opened December 17, 1959

Chapter 148   WOLF-WNDR Radio celebrates 75th Anniversary with huge reunion
                       event on Saturday- August 8, 2015. Many greats return to Syracuse,
                       a total list of those attending provided.

Chapter 149   Passing of Walt's Record Shop GM/Operator Eddie Grudynski at 92

Chapter 150   Howie Wyeth Story- SU to the national music scene.

Chapter 151   Otis & The All Night Workers- Otis Smith, Lloyd Baskin, others

Chapter 152    "RESPECT"- CNY Celebrates Women in Music at "Sold Out"
                          Palace Theater- November 13, 2015

                          Also see Chapter 65- Women in Syracuse Music History-update

Chapter 153   Syracuse's Palace Theater Hosts - 'That Metal Show" w/ Eddie Trunk,
                      Jim Florentine & Don Jamieson- Saturday Night-  November 14, 2015

Chapter 154   Greg Spencer's Blue Wave Records Celebrates 30 years of great music
                      releases on December 27, 2015 at the Palace Theater.

Chapter 155 - Passing of FIVE more rock figures- Glenn Frey,  David Bowie,
                     Gary Loizzo, Dale Griffin & Troy Shondell.

Chapter 156    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY -1980

Chapter 157    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1981

Chapter 158   Syracuse Area Music Awards this week at Dinosaur Bar B Que (Hall
                      of Fame Inductions) also Awards Show at the Palace Theater- Mar 3-4.
                      (Updated) For Sammys Award winners see Chapter `162) 

Chapter 159   Syracuse Musicians win Top Awards- Hanlon, Nanni, Lyons Jr

Chapter 160    The Rods (Feinstein, Canedy, Bordonaro) hit the road touring
                       The Netherlands & Germany during April 2016

Chapter 161   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY-1982

Chapter 162    Syracuse Area Music Award Winners at Palace Theater- 3/4

Chapter 163   Rockin the Redhouse Benefit event  hits the Landmark Theater on
                       Friday March 11, 2016 as 8 Bands perform- Results included..

Chapter 164   Sad loss of singer, actor, entertainer Franke Michaels 3/30/2016

Chapter 165    John Lennon's Sister & Mersey Beatles visits Syracuse  May 5th
Chapter 166   Another Beatles Visits & Performs in CNY- June 3, 2016-
                       Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band play new Lakeview Amphitheater.

Chapter 167    Two Great New Ronnie James Dio Box Sets released by Rhino W/ Br
                        The first a 6-Cd remastered Box (July 22, 2016), then a vinyl version
                        6 LP's Box w/ special 45 RPM included (October 3, 2016).

Chapter 168   Paul McCartney's "One on One" Tour rocks Washington's Verizon
                       Center , Aug 9, 2016 with Syracuse Music contingent watching.
                       Plus Joe English's tracks on new "Pure McCartney" 4 Cd package.

Chapter 169   More Famous People Who Have Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1983

Chapter 170    Brain Wilson along with  Herman's Hermits w/ Peter Noone rock the
                        New York  State Fair Aug 29, 2016.

Chapter 171   Ridgestock II 2016 at The Ridge in Chittenango, NY  brings together
                       50+ of  Central New Yorks greatest musicians to celebrate the music
                       of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Chapter 172     Wilkesbury Brigade Band- Celebrate 40 year reunion- Sept 25,
                         2016 at Pensabenes - Tommy Forest, Joe Rao, Mike Campbell,
                         Tim Cleary &  Warren Paschetto, taking the stage one more
                         time w/  Dave Novak and the  PartyNuts.

Chapter 173    Ladies Night at the Palace Theater- November 12, 2016, 18 very
                        talented and musically amazing women performed  One Night Only.

Chapter 174    Day all Broadcast Media joined together to aid the "March of Dimes"
                       at WNYS TV-9 - January 17, 1965.

Chapter 175   Ronnie James Dio Inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal
                       History  - January 18, 2017 in Anaheim, CA

Chapter 176   Pensabene's final Dinosaur Radio's History of Syracuse Rock N Roll
                       "Then and Now" Live Concert held on Sunday- December 4, 2016.
                        Christmas Extravaganza stars Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb,
                        The Coachmen, Sheela Tucker, Bob Brown  & History of Syracuse
                        All-Star Band before a jammed pack crowd.

Chapter 177   Joe Whiting leads another great Syracuse Christmas Event at  the
                      Cathedral with many stars performing live December 8-10, 2016

Chapter 178   Syracuse vocalist Don Forbes became the 18th singing ringmaster for
                       the Ringling Brothers- Barnum Bailey Circus in 1958. Also performs
                        with Tommy Doresy & Les Elgart Orchestras.

Chapter 179   Greg Spencer's "Great Salt City Blues Concert" Rocks The Palace
                      Theater  December 26, 2016

 Chapter 180  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1983

Chapter 181  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1984

Chapter 182   Syracuse Area Music Awards to honor the great Vince Falcone with
                       "Lifetime Achievement Award" March 2, 2017 at Dinosaur Bar B Que

Chapter 183    More Famous People Who  Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1985

Chapter 184     Syracuse Area Music Awards to present Vincent Falcone with
                        there "Lifetime Achievement Award"  on March 2, 2017.
                        (Coming soon)

Very sad to hear of the passing of the great drummer and good friend- Dave Read

Chapter 65-   Women in Syracuse Music History- Update 2/5/ 2017
                      Major list of women who contributed to our music history A-Z            ..


Coming soon....

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Dave Read  performed in such Syracuse & CNY bands as Public Eye, Reckless Driving, The Works, Fabulous Ripcords, Viceroys (reunion), Don Barber & The Dukes (reunion) and many others. He will be deeply missed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Jan 4, 1985        Ronnie Leigh and Alliance                     Lost Horizon

Jan 5, 1985        Roger McGuinn                                      Jabberwocky

Jan 24, 1985      Soda Ash Six                                          Dinkler

Jan 26-27          Bruce Sprinsteen                                     Carrier
                          "Born in the USA Tour"

Feb 6-7              Peanuts Hucko                                        Dinkler

Feb 16, 1985     Lee Greenwood                                       Landmark Theater

Feb 21, 1985     805                                                           USA Sams

Feb 22-23          Mitch Miller & SSO                                Civic Center

Feb 23-24          Bobby Hamilton                                      SU Sheraton Inn

Feb 23, 1985      REO                                                        War Memorial

Feb 24, 1985      Ricky Scaggs                                           Landmark Theater

Feb 26- Mar 3    Martin Landau as Dracula                       Landmark Theater

Mar 12, 1985     Roger Whittiker                                       Civic Center

Mar 14-17          The Coasters                                            Marriott

Mar 15-17          Jack Holton's Blues Band                        Tiffany Lounge

Mar 16, 1985     John Hall Band                                         The North

Mar 16, 1985     Kingsnakes                                                Nappi's

Mar 16, 1985      Stroke Rn B                                              Rolling Stone

Mar 30, 1985      Prince & Revolution                                 Carrier Dome '

Apr 10, 1985      Sammy Hagar                                           War Memorial
\                          Dokkan

Apr 17, 1985      B.T.O                                                        Landmark Theater

Apr 20, 1985      Julian Lennon                                           Landmark Theater

Apr 20, 1985      Solid Gold Show                                      War Memorial
                           MC- Wolfman Jack
                           Belmonts, Tokens, Danny & Juniors.
                           Shirley Austin Reeves (of Shirelles)
                            Dan Elliott & Montearys

Apr 23, 1985      George Thorogood                                   Landmark Theater

Apr 25, 1985      Los Lobos                                                USA Sams

Apr 27, 1985      Masters of Reality (Chris Goss)              RollingStone
                           Unholy Wives

May 1, 1985       Roger McGuinn                                      Jabberwocky

May 2, 2985       James Brown                                          Jabberwocky

May 5, 1985       Del Shannon                                           Gordys Doubleplay

May 5, 1985       Triumph                                                  War Memorial

May 9, 1985        Southside Johnny                                   USA Sams

May 26, 1985      Todd Rundgren & Utopia                      Jamesville Beach

May 28- June 2    Mickey Rooney in Sugar Babbies        Landmark Theater

June 14, 1985       Janet Jackson                                        NYS Special Olympics
                             Donny & Marie Osmond

June 17, 1985       Santana                                                  Weedsport Fairgrounds

June 30, 1985       Pat Methany                                          Long Branch Park

July 4, 1985         Alligators                                               Beginnings Club

July 9, 1985         Air Supply                                              War Memorial

July 10, 1985       Huey Lewis & News                              Weedsports Fairgrounds

July 11, 1985       James Montgomery Blues Band             Landmark Theater

July 12, 1985       Paul Case Band                                       Mad Hatter

July 12, 1985       Too Loose                                                Beginnings Club

July 13, 1985       Doyle- Whiting Band                               Lost Horizon

July 14, 1985       Kris Kristofferson                                     Long Branch Bark

July 16, 1985       Robyn Trower                                          Lost Horizon

July 18, 1985       David Sanborn                                         Landmark Theater

July 26, 1985       Waylon Jennings                                     Weedsport Fairgrounds
                             Jesse Colter
                             Chuck Berry

July 28, 1985        George Carlin                                           Civic Center

Aug 2, 1985          Etta James                                              

Aug 4, 1985         George Thorogood                                     MacArthur Stadium

Aug 9, 1985         Benny Mardones                                         Weedsport Fairgrounds

Aug 23-24            Four Topps                                                  NYS Fair

Aug 24, 1985        Pointer Sisters                                             NYS Fair

Aug 26, 1985        Bryan Adams                                              NYS Fair

Aug 26, 1985        Crosby Stills & Nash                                  NYS Fair

Aug 27, 1985        Captain & Tennille                                      NYS Fair

Aug 27, 1985        Chuck Mangione                                          Landmark Theater

Aug 28, 1985        Charlie Daniels Band                                  NYS Fair

Aug 30, 1985        Rick Springfield                                           NYS Fair

Aug 30-31            Helen Reddy                                                 NYS Fair

Sept 1, 1985         Johnny Rivers                                               NYS Fair

Sept 2, 1985         Spinners                                                        NYS Fair

Sept 13, 1985       Heart                                                              War Memorial
                             Cheap Trick

Sept 17, 1985        Dio- Scared Heart Tour                                 War Memorial

Sept 20, 1985       Wynton Marsalis                                            Civic Center

Sept 27, 1985        Cab Calloway                                                Civic Center

Oct 2, 1985            B.B. King                                                      Landmark Theater

Oct 3, 1985            Ratt                                                                War Memorial
                               Bon Jovi

Oct 10, 1985          Jean Luc Ponty                                              Civic Center

Oct 16, 1985         Barry Manilow                                               War Memorial

Oct 24, 1985          Sha Na Na                                                     USA Sams

Oct 27, 1985          John Lee Hooker                                           Lost Horizon

Nov 1, 1985           New York Flyers                                           Lost Horizon

Nov 4-5                  Shirley Jones                                                 Civic Center

Nov 9, 1985           Doyle-Whiting Band                                     Copperfields

Nov 18, 1985         Red Hot Chili Peppers                                   Lost Horizon
                               Robyn Fear

Nov 13, 1985         David Copperfield- Magic Show                  Landmark Theater

Nov 18, 1985         Henry Mancini                                              Landmark Theater

Nov 20, 1985         Jefferson Starship                                          War Memorial
                               Night Ranger

Nov 24, 1985         Stevie Ray Vaughn                                         Landmark Theater

Dec 29, 1985          Benny Mardones                                            Landmark Theater

Dec 31, 1985          The Works                                                      Rolling Stone
                                Zip Digit
                                Moving Targets..                                        


Vincent Falcone a Nottingham High School graduate is truly one of Syracuse's musical greats He was a boyhood friend of the legendary jazz great Sal Nistico. He graduated from Syracuse University back in 1960.; Vince joined the Gabe Garland Band earning $75 a week after ending his military service in the fall of 1963. Then came the Vince Falcone Trio with Tony Leonardi and Pete Lulis . You could catch them performing many nights at the Code Restaurant during 1963. It was then on to engagements at Soo-Lin's, Luigi's, The Birches, The Clef while taking a full time position at the Clark Music Company. During this period Falcone replaced keyboard great Billy Rubenstein backing the great Syracuse jazz singer Anna Marie Genovese who appeared many nights at The Casablanca in downtown Syracuse.

Vince Falcone left Syracuse for the bright lights of Las Vegas in January 1972. His first Las Vegas gig was with Jimmy Hassel at the Thunderbird Hotel (paid $298 a week), The following year Falcone became pianist at the Dunes Hotel (paid $323 a week) and played three years. During this period Vince also started a two-year stint at the Marina Motel, while still at the Dunes. The it was on to Caesar's Palace for a two-week engagements with Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Tom Jones, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Ann Margret, Shirley MacLane and Sammy Davis Jr. In the spring of 1977, Vince started his first road trip with Frank Sinatra in Lake Tahoe. Conducting the Sinatra Orchestra landed a $35,000 contract. He returned to Syracuse on August 28, 1975 with Sinatra to perform at the New York State Fair. In 1979 it was on to Egypt to perform a charity event for Mrs. Sadat. Next a major tour of Santo Domingo billed as the "Concert of the Americas" on August 20, 1982. That concert featured Sinatra with the Buddy Rich Orchestra. Falcone also arranged Frank Sinatra's "Trilogy Lp" (1980) and the singles "Say Hello (1981), and "To Love A Child (1982), Then all of a sudden everything ended with Sinatra and was fired after seven years.

He returned as house pianist at Caesar's Palace and started working with vocalist Pia Zadora in the spring of 1983. With Pia they were invited to perform for President George W. Bush's inagural celebration (note- he also performed for President Ronald Reagan). Vince then teamed with Andy Williams on his 1st Christmas Tour in late 1984. Finally after three year with Zadora he was rehired by Frank Sinatra and recorded one of his greatest songs the "Theme from New York, New York" (1985). Needing his independence he left after about one year Between 1995 & 1997 Vince teamed with songster Eddie Fisher. In 2003, Vince was also in Spain with Jerry Lewis and the Barccelona Symphony Orchestra.

Vince Falcone, conductor, bandleader, performer performed at some of the worlds greatest hotels and resorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He published a book in late 2005, telling of his fantastic years with Sinatra entitled "Frankly Just Between Us, My Life Conduction Frank Sinatra's Music"

Mr Falcone played and conducted for the following national acts- Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Robert Goulet, Paul Anka, Eddie Fisher, Diahann Carrol, Connie Francis, Tom Jones, Jerry Lewis, McGuire Sisters, Jack Jones, Al Martino, Frankie Valli, Mike Curb Congregation,  and Steve Lawrence & Eyde Gorme to name a few.

Vince conducted and performed with Frank Sinatra at Syracuse's Carrier Dome for New York State Governor Hugh Carey's fundraiser. Also on the show that evening was Wayne Newton. He also returned to CNY on October 6, 2012 to played at the AneriCo Jazz in Caz Fest at Cazenovia College. Also perming with Vince Falcone was another CNY'er the very talented Danny D'Imperio.

Vince Falcone will be inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame on Thursday evening March 2, 2017 at the Dinosaur Bar B Que. Truly one of the all-time Syracuse Music Greats..

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Jan 4, 1984       Todd Hobin Band                                    USA Sams

Jan 7, 1984       Out of the Blue                                        Beginnings Club

Jan 13, 1984     Dinah Shore                                            Civic Center

Jan 13, 1984     Tony Bennett                                           Landmark Theater

Jan 25, 1984      Stray Cats w/ Brian Setzer                     Landmark Theater
                           Fabulous Thunderbirds

Feb 4, 1984        String     (attn 40,575)                            Carrier Dome

Feb 24-Mar 4     Lena Horn                                             Landmark Theater

Mar 4, 1984       Ricky Skaggs                                        Landmark Theater

Mar 5, 1984       New York Flyers                                   Lost Horizon

Mar 10, 1984     Miss Syracuse Pagent- Vanessa Williams

Mar 24, 1984     Roger McGuinn                                      USA Sams

Mar 25, 1984     Sergio Franchi                                         Landmark Theater

Mar 30, 1984     Tammy Wynette                                      Landmark Theater

Apr 1+ 1984       Jesus Christ Superstar w/ Bob Brown   Salt City Center

Apr 4, 1984       Judas Priest                                               War Memorial
                          w/ Great White

Apr 13, 1984     Conway Twitty                                         War Memorial

Apr 13-14          Gap Mangione                                          Landmark Theater

May 1, 1984      Ozzy Osborne                                           War Menorial

May 17, 1984    Pink Floyd                                                 Landmark Theater

May 30, 1984    Motley Crue                                              Landmark Theater

June 1, 1984      The Works                                                Poorhouse North                                              
June 2, 1984      Screen Test                                               Lost Horizon

June 27, 1984    Aerosmith                                              Weedsport Fairgrounds

July, 1984          Pete Seegar                                               Long Branch Park

July 5, 1984       805                                                            City Limits

July 13, 1984     Alecstar                                                     Lost Horizon

July 29, 1984     Joe Whiting                                               Lost Horizon

July 30, 1984     Kingsnakes                                                Jabberwocky

Aug 22, 1984     Scorpions                                                  War Memorial

Aug 25, 1984     Everly Brothers                                         NYS Fair

Aug 26, 1984     Yes                                                             NYS Fair

Aug 27, 1984     Frank Zappa                                               NYS Fair

Aug 27, 1984     Orleans                                                        NYS Fair

Aug 29, 1984     Julio Iglesias                                               NYS Fair

Aug 30, 1984    Willie Nelson                                               NYS Fair

Aug 31, 1984     Beach Boys                                                 NYS Fair

Sept 1-2             Temptations                                                 NYS Fair

Oct 8-9               Louis Jourdon                                             Landmark Theater

Oct 10, 1984       Diana Ross                                                 War Memorial

Oct 23-24            Freda Payne                                               Landmark Theater

Nov 18, 1984     Culture Club w/ Boy George                      War Memorial

Nov 23-24          Anna Marie Alberghetti                              Civic Center

Nov 27, 1984     Kiss                                                              War Memorial

Dec 1, 1984        Molly Hatchett                                             USA Sams

Dec 4-5               Bill Doggett                                               Dinkler Motor Inn

Dec 12, 1984      Kinks                                                           War Memorial
                            Tommy Shaw

Dec 16, 1984      Bill Cosby                                                    Landmark Theater

Dec 26, 1984      Benny Mardones                                          USA Sams

Dec 30, 1984      Monterays                                                    Beginnings Club

Dec 30, 1984      805                                                               Tip Redux Club

Dec 31, 1984     Atlas Linen Company                                   Lost Horizon  

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Jan 2, 1983      Atlas Linen Co                                     Copperfields

Jan 7, 1983     Monterays                                             Beginings Club

Jan 7, 1983     Velcros                                                   Old Mug- Bv

Jan 18, 1983    Kiss                                                       War Memorial
                        Night Ranger

Jan 23, 1983    805                                                        Lost Horizon

Jan 23, 1983    Kingston Trio                                        Civic Center
                         Tom Paxton

Feb 6, 1983      Johnny Cash                                          Landmark Theater

Feb 11, 1983    Ozzy Osborne                                        War Memorial

Feb 12, 1983   Phil Collins                                             War Memorial

Feb 18, 1983    Tearjerkers                                              LeMoyne College

Feb 19, 1983    Grassroots                                              Beginnings Club

Feb 21, 1983    Aerosmith                                               Carrier Dome
                         Ted Nugent

Mar 3-5            Bill Doggett                                             Dinkler Motel

Mar 12, 1983   Chubby Checker                                       Beginnings Club

Mar 19, 1983   New York Flyers                                       Poorhouse North

Apr 2, 1983     Rush                                                          Carrier Dome

Apr 22, 1983   Rich Little                                                  Landmark Theater

May 11, 1983    Triumpf                                                     War Memorial

June 4, 1983      3 Dog Night                                              NYS Fairgrounds
                          Mark Doyle & Joe Whiting

June 19, 1983    Papa John Creach                                      Long Branch Park
                          Jonathan Edwards
                          David Bromberg

July 2, 1983      Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings,               Carrier Dome
                          Stray Cats, Linda Ronstadt,
                          Emmy Lou Harris, Mele Haggard
                          David Alan Coe

July 24, 1983    Roger McGuinn                                         Long Branch Park

Aug 23, 1983    Def Leppard                                               War Memorial
                          Uriah Heep

Aug 24, 1983    Iron Maiden                                                War Memorial

Aug 26, 1983    Jefferson Airplane                                      Weedsport

Aug 27, 1983    Air Supply,                                                 NYS Fair
                          Don McLean

Aug 28, 1983    James Taylor                                              NYS Fair
                          Del Shannon, & Marvelettes
                          Bobby Comstock Band

Aug 29, 1983    Loverboy                                                    NYS Fair

Aug 30, 1983     Neil Young                                                NYS Fair

Aug 31, 1983     Santana                                                      NYS Fair

Sept 1, 1983       Bobby Rydell                                            NYS Fair

Sept 2, 1983       Beach Boys                                               NYS Fair

Sept 3, 1983      Gary Puckett & Union Gap                       NYS Fair

Sept 6, 1983      David Bowie                                              Carrier Dome

Oct 8, 1983        Maria Muldaur                                           Landmark Theater

Oct 16, 1983      Joan Baez                                                  L andmark Theater

Oct 20, 1983     Oak Ridge Boys                                          War Memorial

Oct 22, 1983     Grateful Dead                                              Carrier Dome
                          The Band

Oct 29, 1983     Grassroots                                                   Beginnings Club

Nov 16, 1983    Huey Lewis & The News                           USA Sams

Nov 18, 1983    Twisted Sister                                              Lost Horizon

Nov 25, 1983    Righteous Brothers                                     Carrier Dome
                          Kenny Rogers
                          Helen Reddy'

Nov 29, 1983     Romantics                                                  Club 37

Dec 12, 1983     Genesis- w/ Phil Collins                             Carrier Dome

Dec 28, 1983     Todd Hobin                                                 USA Sams

Dec 31, 1983     Alecstar                                                       Poorhouse North