Thursday, September 3, 2015

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" INDEX (by Chapter) REACHED 119,742 HITS TO 123 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" -  INDEX  1 -148

Chapter A    Sending 100's of Thank You's.. out to the following for over 44 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" (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

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 2/1/2015)
                    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, 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.

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)
                         "New" 2015 updated schedule Feb -June 14

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.
                      (Updated May 21)


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 (Updated)

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.






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

Update          Chapter 65-Women in Syracuse Music History- Update 5/18/2015
                      Major list of women who contributed to our music history A-Z            ..
         
         
   
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 148 - WOLF- WNDR RADIO (DINOSAUR RADIO) CELEBRATE 75th ANNIVERSARY WITH GALA REUNION EVENT- AUGUST 8, 2015- MANY FORMER GREAT BROADCASTERS RETURN TO SYRACUSE

August 8, 2015- WOLF & WNDR Radio celebrated their 75th Anniversary. To share this event the Dinosaur Radio group held a full day gala reunion of former employees including  broadcasters, engineers, sales professionals, management and those who contributed to the stations success through the years.

The schedule for August 8th was as follows- 9AM- 12 noon- live broadcast on Dinosaur Radio family of stations with interviews of many of the returning  greats from the 1950's to the present day (note- all recorded on air w/ Nick Caplan, Bob Brown, Tony Fallico, Lee Goodman, Melissa Midgeley, John Schrack). Also recorded special interview segments to be use for many history projects in the future by Ron Wray . In the afternoon a special luncheon for all attendees. Also one hour air shifts by Dusty Rhodes, Dick Snyder and Peter C. Cavanaugh 5-7 PM.

The evening consisted of historic fun for all attendees and fans at Pensabene's Casa Grande 8-11 PM with music provided by two of Syracuse's great bands- The Nightcaps (Dave Novak, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Bob Papaleoni, Al McNeil) and Smokin (Frank Rhodes, Mike Ranger, Bob Lindburg, Jim Laretta). Hundreds of pictures were taken all the day by Lee Goodman.

Here is a list of those who returned to our historic broadcast facility between 9 AM- 11 PM for a great day of WOLF-WNDR history...

Dusty Rhodes, Peter C. Cavanaugh, Dick Snyder, Windy Craig, Dan O'Neil,  Jim Davies, Gary Vann, Ron Wood, Dick Mastriano, Phil Market, Howie Castle, Don Ryan, John Gabriel, Rick Charles, Tony "Oscar" Davis, Tom Shine, Rick Gary, Pete McKay, Lennie Bilotti, "Stereo Steve" Becker, Phil Wells, Mike Andrews, Dave Mance, Dave Alexander, Terry Beacham,  Tom Owens, Dave Bullard, Dennis Sick, John Bunkfeldt, Ted Monto, Lee Goodman, Bob Brown, Tony Fallico, John Schrack, Gary Michaels, Melissa Midgeley,  Bretague Pidgeon, Nick Caplan, Craig Fox, Ron Wray,

Also Debbie Leonard Koekebacker (daughter of "Dandy Dan" Leonard & his grandson Todd Robertson) and Linda O'Brien (wife of Jim O'Brien). Good friends- Chet Andrews of Syracuse One Stop and Eddie G. (age 92) & Gary of Walt's Record Shop.

Famed Syracuse Musicians attending Sandy Bigtree, Loren Barrigar, Al Wolf, Mickey Palumbo, Dan Elliott, Tim Cleary, Ted Storto, Mark Hoffmann, Courtney Woods, Don Fitzgerald, Scotty Trudell, Dave Novak, Don Shoudy, Bill Weiss, Bob Papaleoni, Al McNeil, Frank Rhodes, Mike Ranger, Bob Lindburg, Dave Soule, Mickey Nicotra, Jim Laretta and many others.

A great day of WOLF-WNDR Radio history that we will remember of a long-long time. Thanks to all.....

Monday, July 27, 2015

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 147- SAY GOODBYE TO SPORTS O RAMA 2015

It was a big day back on December 17, 1959 when Sports O Rama opened on Route 11 in Mattydale, NY. We first remember that fine business as the newest roller skating and archery range in Central New York, But soon area disc jockeys WOLF's  Bob Dell and Andy Andrews starred bring national, regional and local recording artists in for major music and sporting events. Though the years its name would change (Dance & Skate and others) and later be vacant for many years. The property and building would be sold to Dunkin Donuts and scheduled for demolition in August 2015. The end to another fame Rock & Roll and entertainment venue that bought us many great memories though the years.

I've listed below the many national recording artists  I remembered who performed at Sports O Rama. Followed by local and famous celeb's who graced the Sports O Rama stage-floor.

Gene Pitney, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee & The Shadows, Buddy Know & Rhythm Orchids, 4 Seasons, Brian Hyland, Duane Eddy, Dion, The Searchers, Dovells, Bobby Lewis, Bobby Vinton, Ral Donner, Regents (Barbara Ann), Jean Thomas (Moon River), Little Peggy March, Hot Toddys, Ersel Hickey, Dick & Dee Dee, Troy Shondell (This Time), Bobby Comstock, Ronnie Dio & The Prophets, The McCoy (Rick Derringer- Hang On Sloopy), The Seeds (Pushin To Hard), Outsiders (Time Won't Let Me), Shadows of Knight, ? and the Mysterians (96 Tears), Ron Cochran, Restrictions, Charlie Spivak Orchestra, Candi Scott, Jac-Lin Combo.

Local CNY artists included- The Sabers (Ron Lauback), Keystones (Hal Robinson), Eternals (Tom Rozzano, Freddy Simmons), The Vikings, Paul and the Velvets, Bel Larks, Little Linda, Duke Dixon & Singbillies, Jimmy Ashby & Trebletones, Eddie Williamson Orchestra and many-many more.

Other famous names include
Ernie Davis (SU Heisman Trophy Winner, Willie Moscone (World Billard & Trick Shot Champion), Frankie Frisch (National Baseball Hall of Famer), Coach Ben S.(Syracuse University Football Coach).

It's now just a great memory- Sports O Rama..you be missed, but always remembered in our rock & roll hearts....

Thursday, July 2, 2015

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 146 - SYRACUSE MUSIC - SONGS THAT CHARTED NO 1 ON JULY 4TH THOUGH THE 1960-80'S ALONG WITH CNY HAPPENINGS JULY 4


SYRACUSE MUSIC CHARTS # 1 RECORDS - Listing  July 4th, 1959-1988
          From WOLF, WNDR, BIG 50's Weekly Music Survey Sheets 

1959 - Big Hunk of Love- Elvis
1960 - Mule Skinner Blues- The Fendermen
1961 - Quarter to Three- Gary "U.S". Bonds
1962 - Cry Myself to Sleep- Del Shannon
1963 - Surf City- Jan & Dean
            Fooba Wooba John- Sam & The Twisters
1964 - Rag Doll- 4 Seasons
1965 - Save Your Heart For Me- Gary Lewis & The Playboys
1966 - Wild Thing - The Troggs
1967 - Ding Dong The Witch is Dead- Fifth Estate
1968 - Mama's & Papa's
1969 - In The Year 25 / 25 -  Zager and Evans
1970 - How Can You Mend a Broken Heart- Bee Gees
1971 - Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
1972 - Lean on Me - Bill Withers
1973 - Playground in My Mind- Clint Holmes
           Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple
1974 - Billy Don't Be a Hero- Bo Donaldson & Heywoods
1975 - Love Will Keep You Together- Captain & Tennille
1976 - Afternoon Delight - Starline Vocal Band
1977 - I'm In You - Peter Frampton
1978 - Use To Be My Girl - O'Jays
1979 - Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
1980 - Its Still Rock & Roll To Me - Billy Joel
1981 - Jessie's Girl- Rick Springfield
1984 - Dancing In The Dark- Bruce Springfield
1987 - Alone - Heart
1988 - Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson

A FEW CNY MUSIC HAPPENINGS JULY 5 THOUGHT THE YEARS

1963 - Loretta Lynn - NYS Fair Coliseum
1964 - Baron Daemon - Seneca Falls Hootnany Show
1965 - Dee Dee Sharpe w/ Ronnie Dio & Prophets- Little York Lake Park
            WIlmer & The Dukes- Hewitts / Fairmount
1966 - Faron Young- Suburban Park-Manlius
1971 - Ides of March- Suburban Park- Manlius
1973 - Jimmy Cavallo- Mr Mikes
1979 - Ramones w/ Flashcubes - Uncle Sam's
1980 - The Works - Cornestone
1981- Alec Star - Lakeshore Sylvan Beach
1982 - Whizz Kidds - Lost Horizon
1983- Alec Star - Lost Horizon

SYR BANDS THAT SONGS REACHED  # 1 ON RADIO CHARTS

Sam & The Twisters-  June 29 & July 6, 1963
Otis & All Night Workers - Dec 4, 1965
The Sermon - Sept 3 & Sept 10, 1969

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" CHAPTER 145 - DIO DAY CORTLAND- JUNE 20, 2015

DIO DAY CORTLAND 2015

The Ronnie James Dio Music Scholarship Fund was formed in 2010 after the untimely death of Cortland's own Ronnie James Dio (Padavona). Ronnie became an internationally know performer not only for his incredible vocal ability, but also as a world- class songwriter and record producer.
 
The Dio Day Music Scholarship Committee has been able to award several $1,000 scholarships over the past few years in the name of Ronnie James Dio to  local students, who are pursuing a career in music, and who are chosen by their teachers and the school music staff. This has been possible by generous contributions and donations from the community as well as proceeds from fund raising events.
 
This years fund raising event was held on Saturday- June 20, 2015 at J.M. McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland, NY  12-10 pm, Below is a listing of performances. Thanks for supporting this worthy cause and for keeping Ronnie's music alive.

Dio Day Cortland 2015-  Performance Schedule

12:00 pm    Jim VanDeuson

1:00 pm      Blue Monday  (Terry Mingle, Brian Mingle)

2:00 pm      Tractor Beam

3:00 pm      Timeline Blues Brothers Revue
                   Ted Storto, Mike Ferrante, Rance Walters, Curt Smith, Shane Storto

4:00 pm      Black & Blue (Dan Austin, Rick Schell)

5:00 pm      Cafferty Band
                   Joe Leo, Steve Corey, Dan Austin, Brian Miles, Danielle Rausa others

6:00 pm      Blind Spots (Matty Walsh)

7:00 pm     Tailor Made  (Tink Bennett)

8:00 pm     The Rods (Rock Feinstein, Carl Canedy, Garry Bordonaro)
                                    Special Guest- Veronica Freeman

9:00 pm     Sons of Sabbath

Thanks to all bands, crew members, sponsors and all volunteers

Ronnie James Dio- Music Scholarship Award Winners

2015  John Gerhard

2013  Breanna Jones

2012  Aaron Kriever

Thursday, May 28, 2015

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" CHAPTER 144 - CNY MUSIC GREAT LOREN BARRIGER HONORED BY HIS HIGH SCHOOL- MAY 27, 2015

If being inducted into the Syracuse Area Music all of Fame (March 2015) and touring the world playing his music aren't  enough. The famed guitar/vocalist Loren Barriger was honored on evening of May 27, 2015 by Jordan-Eldbridge High School with its "Graduate of Distinction" award. It highest honor in its very first class... Congrats my friend. Your presents make Central New York a greater place to live.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC- "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER A - SENDS 100's OF THANK YOU'S FOR 44 YEARS OF DEDICATION


We started this Syracuse Music History search on December 10, 1970 over 44 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 44 years, almost every day, my great friend Pete Shedd.

To the great research expert John D'Angelo along with David Rezak, Jessica Amidon, Nick Caplan, Lee Goodman, Dave Novak, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto.

History of Syracuse Music "Official Site" now at 119,742 hits to 123 different countries around the world. 


PS- Still working on our History of Syracuse Music "Official" Book project now over 5,872 pages and that's not including photos.

Very Special Thanks to:

Jessica Amidon, Chet Andrews, Chris Baker, Don Barber, Loren Barriger, Jack Belle,  Charlie Bertini, Mark Bialczak, Sandy Bigtree, Jack O. Bocchino, Don Bombard (Bob Shannon), Garry Bordonaro, Dick Bottoff, Brian Burke, Carl Canedy, Nick Caplan, Guy Capone, John Carapella, Mike Carapella, 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 Dean), Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, Mike Donohue,  Mark Doyle, Gary Dunes, Dan Elliott, Jim Falsey, Mike Featherstone, David "Rock" Feinstein, Denise Feinstein, Mike Ferrante, Jan Fetterly, "Big Mike" Fiss, Debbie Foley, Craig Fox, 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, Gary Lavancher, Ronnie Leigh, "Dandy" Dan Leonard, Bob Lindberg, Sue MacKay, John Mangicaro, Skip Murphy, Dave Murray, Mickey Nicotra, Dave Novak, Liz Nowak, Jim O'Brien, Patsy & Anna Padavona, Mickey Palumbo, Jim Pantas, Dave Pasternack, "Little Jan" Perolla, Gary Podsiedlik, Dave Porter, David Rezak, Frank Rhodes, Dave Ridgeway, Art Robins, Tom Rozzano, Nick Russo,  Joe Sawmiller, Dean Schachtel, Chuck Sgroi, Paul Shedd, Pete Shedd, Stephen Shedd, Bob Sherman (Bob Lowry), Don Shoudy, Jim Sims, Mickey Lee Soule, Ted Storto, 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, Dave Alexander, Tommy Allen, Joe Altier, Sam Amato, Andy Anderson, Andy Andrews, Mike Andrews, Tim Anthony, Larry Arlotta, Paul Armstrong, Frank Arrigo, Jimmy Ashby, Buke Babikian, Bob Baggett, Barry Baker, Bill Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Bud Ballou, Sam Barone, Kevin Barriger, Rick Barry, Howie Bartolo, Lloyd Baskin, Terry Beacham, John Beardsley,  Jeff W. Beck, "Stereo" Steve Becker, Ron Bee, Greg Belinski, Tink Bennett, Mary Bigtree, Len Bilotti, Bernie Binnick (Swan Records), Enrique Blanco, Ron Bloom, Teddy Boileau, 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,  Ron Caruana, Cresenzo Capece Jr, John Capazzolo, Eric Capotto, Dickie Capotto, 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, Dennis Connors,  Bill Cooper, Mark Copani, Dick Cappotto, Rick Cappotto, Steve Corey, Tom Corradino,  Joe Couch, Tom Coulter, Bob Couse, Ashley Cox, Jimmy Cox,  Windy Craig, Fred Crittela, Buzzy Cua, Nick Cua, Rick Cua, Ron Curtis,  Frank Cutri

Jacquie Dacey, Baron Daemon (Mike Price), Phil Dallesandro, Ronnie Dark, Billy Davidson, Jordan Davies, James K. Davis,  Tony "Oscar" Davis, Joe Davoli, Desiree Day, Tom DeAmbra, Kevin Dean, Kal Dee, Kent DeFelice, Joe DeFio, Frank DeFonda, Dick Deline, Jim Deline, Bob Dell, Joe DeMaso, Joe DeMaio, Maryann Deming,  John Denega, Gary Dennis, Ron DeRollo, Pat DeSalvo, Maria DeSantis, Mario DeSantis, , Mike Desnoyers, Scott DeVaul, John Diano, Chuck DiCosmo, Jack DiLauro, Rocco DiMento, Dan Dishaw, John Dittrich, Scott Dixon, Joe Donelan, Mike Donohue, Kat Dooley-Wandersee, 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, Mike Estep, Paul Fairbanks, Jennifer Falco, Tony Falico, Don Familo, Vince Faraoni, Kevin Farrell, Donnie Farrington, Frank Farnsworth, Jeff Favallo, Charlie Featherstone,  Frank Feinstein, Nancy Fetterly, Kim Fetters, Conan Fioramonti, Ben Fiore, Jon Fishman, Don Fitzgerald,  Todd Fitzsimmons, Dave Flansburg, Herb Flower, Jimmy Foran, Don Forbes, Earl Ford, Tommy Forrest, 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, Austin Gravelding, 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, Tom Helsher, Pete Hennessy, Tim Herron, Duane Hitchings, Jerry Hludzik (The Buoys),  Shawn Hobin, Bob Hodge, Anna Hoffmann, Eva Hoffmann, Gustav Hoffmann, Nancy Lorraine Hoffmann, Jack Holton, Bob Holz, Tom Honan, Fred Horton, Tom Hosmer, Larry Hoyt, Ton Hunter, 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, Kathy Kellish, 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 TV9), Dave Laird, Phil Lambrinos, Arthur Lane, John Latocha, Jeff Laurence, Ron Lauback, Freddie Lawrence, Kim Lembo, Arty Lenin, Joe Leo, Bev Leonard, Debbie Leonard,  Carman Liberatone, Tony Licameli, Carmen Licatra, Dave Liddy, Jack Lipton, Rocky Lockhart, Ted Long, Bob Lorenz, Wilma Lung, Larry Luttinger

Gordon MacRae, Joel Mackey, George Madigan, Jack Maheu, Frank Malfitano, Doug Mancabelli, Dave Mance, 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, Fran McGrath, Pete Mckay, Mike McKay, John McKenna, Pete McMahon, Dave McQuillan, Chuck Mellone, Karen Michaels, Melissa Midgeley, Brian Miles, Dave Miller, Brian Mingle, Terry Mingle, Bob Mitchell, Bernie Milton, Miss E, Liz & Tony Modafferi, Jeff Moleski, Doug Moncrief, Kim Monroe, Spencer Montague, Ted Monto, Larry Monty, Jerry More, Dan Morrison, Brandon Morse. Jack Morse, Sandra Morse, Dave Moziak, Rick Mozzo, Terry Mulhauser, Wayne Mueller, Tip Munger, "Austin" Jimmy Murphy, Ed Murphy, Dick Murphy, Mark Murphy,

Mark Nanni, Tommy Nast, Peter Naughton, Joe Neri, David Northrup, Jamie Notarthomas, Jon Notarthomas, Jess Novak, Dan O'Neil, Charley Orlando, Harold Osborne "Oz", Beth Owens, Phil Owens, Tom Owens, Dan Padavona,  Bob Papaleoni, Lonnie Park, Claude "Red" Parton, Dusty Pascal, 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, Dave Priola, George Plavocos, Jody Pucello, Penny Jo Pullus, Carl Pynn, Terry Quill,  Missy Ragonese (Miss E), Mike Ranger, Larry Rand, Danielle Rausa, Leo Rayhill, Dave Read, Dusty Rhodes, Hanna Richardson, Dave Ridgeway, Joe Riposo, Mike Riposo,  Charlie Robbins, Rob Robbins, Art "Legs" Robins, Hal Robinson, Tim Robinson, Tex Roe, Tommy Rogers "George Rossi, Kimberley Rossi, Kathy Rowe,  Alan Rowoth, Susan Royal, Andy Rudy, Al Ruscito, John Russo, Ron Russo, Michael P. Ryan,  Rick Ryder (Tim Huppman),

Dave Salce, Billy Sanders, Brian Sanders, Tom "T.W." Saunders,  Bob Scarlota, Steve Schad, John Schrack, Paulie Scire, Wendy Shoen, Cecile Scott, Lou Segreti, Larry Serifini, Frank Sgroi, "Duke" Shanahan, Jack Share, Chris Shaw, Dick Sheridan. Tom Shine, Wendy Shoen, Tamaralee Shutt, Dennis Sick, Freddie Simmons, John Simone, Tex Simone, Mike Sims, George "Bebo" Singleton, Jimmy Singleton, Mike Skowron, Curt Smith, Otis Smith, Taylor Smith, Dennis Snow, Dick "Rick" Snyder, Jerry Sorn, David Soule, Rob Stagnoletti, Ron Spencer, Dan Sperato, Steve Starmer, Rick Starmer, Scott Sterling, Dave Stevenson, Bill Storm, Shane Storto, Liz Stroedel, Fred Sweet,  Gael Sweeney, Ian Taddeo, Russ Tarby, Jim Tate, Chris Taylor, Greg Tearney, Bruce Tetley, Doug Thaler, Ron Thompson, Lee Tiffault, Mark Tiffault, Sox Tiffault, Joe Toscano, Tom Townsley, Tony Trischka, Dave Truax, Scotty Trudell, Chris Tso, Mike Tucker, Alan Tyler, Gary Vann, Andrew VanNorstrand, Mickey Vendetti, Floyd Otis Vincent, Meegan Voss, Mick Walker, Kat Walters, Rance Walters, Stacey Waterman, Richard Webb, Gary Weeks, Phil Wells,  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, Courtney Woods, Dr. Rick Wright, Howie Wyeth, Dave Yawman, Gregg Yeti, Bob Volk, Mark Zane, Bob Zenter, Phil Zeppetello, Roger Zinszer.


Also To-
Syracuse New Times past & present (Mike Greenstein, Bob Lorenz, Roland Sweet, Mike Davis, Bill DeLapp , Art Zimmer, Joe Glisson,  Bill Broad, Jessica Novak, Russ Tarby), Onondaga Historical Association (Tom Hunter, Dennis Connors), Syracuse Area Music Awards (Liz Nowak, Debbie Foley, Carol Thoryk-O'Leary), Walts Record Shop (Eddie & Gary, Mark Kalsuga), Jack Wolak's Rare Necessities,  Rise n' Shine Dinner, Blue Wave Productions (Greg Spencer), D.M.R. Enterprises (Stacey Waterman), Hollywood Restaurant- Cortland (Rock & Denise Feinstein), Landmark Theater, PetCap Music (Guy Capone), Syracuse M&T Jazz Festival (Frank Malifitano), Dayson Studio (George Day), Gerber Music Company (Bill Gerber III), Syracuse Blue Print (Rocky Lockhart), Post Standard Newspaper past & present (Brian Burke, Mark Bialczak, Sean Kirst, Chris Baker), Maplewood Inn & Carnegie CafĂ©- Liverpool, NY,  Pensabene's Casa Grande Restaurant.


2014-15,  Live Show Reunion Bands-

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

Livin Ennd-- (Jan Fetterly, Mickey Palumbo, Al Wolf, Adrian Lezotte, Sandy Bigtree w/ special guest Mike Price aka Baron Daemon)

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

Campus Walkers (Mickey Nicotra, Tom Rozzano, Mike Carletta, Bill Weiss),

Art "Legs" Robins & Prestige, (Art Robins, Don Martin, John Mangicaro, Jerry Brown, John Cappozzolo and guest Chuck Sgroi ),

Mark Hoffmann Family Band, (Mark, Eva, Anna & Gustav Hoffmann, Dave Solazzo, Kenyatta King and special guest former NYS Senator- Nancy Lorraine Hoffmann),

The Outcasts (Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Jack Share, Shane Storto, Tommy G, Curt Smith).

The Coachmen  (Mike Davis, Joe Neri, Mark Wildrick, Dickie Cappotto, Rick Cappotto, Carl Putzer, Wayne Mueller, Bob Petta, Bill Willis, Dennis Goettel, John Saltamace),

Timeline- Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Curt Smith, Shane Storto, Rance Walters, Tommy G, Steve Schad,

AdVentures- (Ed McBarron, Byron Tiejen, Frank Dehner, Mark Tiejen, Kurt Schmidt),

Dave Porter & Bob, 
Skip Murphy,
Bob Brown, 
Courtney Woods, 

Kat Tale-  (Kate Kolb, Kat Dooley-Wandersee, Mike Featherstone, Eric Wilson, William Blanchard, Steve Robinson) 

Lawless Brothers- (Scotty Trudell, Dave Flans, Michael Brown, Dave Truax).

Fab Cats- (Gary Freany, Arty Lenin, Dave Novak, Dave Miller, Mike  Kallett).

Cross Creek- Danny Weiss, John Cadley, Dave Novak, Fred Lawrence, John Dancks,
Jimmy Johns, George Newton and Tony Trischka

Skip Murphy's Merry Pranksters- Dave Liddy, Mark Gibson, Mike Ranger, Sharon Allen,
Wayne Stevens, Dave "Big D" Schneider, George Newton & Skip Murphy..

Sandy Bigtree Band-  Sandy Bigtree, Gary LaVancher, Dan "Cato" Eaton, Jimmy Johns, Pat Hodson

History of Syracuse Music All-Star Band-  Buke Badikan, Ted Boileau, Mike Ferrante, Mark Hoffmann, Ed McBarron, Skip Murphy, Dave Novak, Frank Rhodes, Steve Schad, Don Shoudy, Curt Smith, Shane Storto, Ted Storto, Scotty Trudell, Bill Weiss, Mark Wildrick.

Carnege (Reunion band)- Bob Lindberg, Chuck Cavallaro, John Favalo. Chuck Pietra, Bob Powell,  Bob Stasko, Dave Wellner

The Strangers-   Joe DiCiano, John DiLauro, Mike Ranger, Ronnie Dark


Note- Special December 14, 2014- Xmas Show special guests- Sandy Bigtree, Dave Novak, Dave Porter, Skip Murphy, Mark Hoffmann, Courtney Woods, Bob Brown, Mickey Nicotra & Steve Schad.


Syracuse Radio Stations- WAQX- 95X, WFBL AM-1390, WHEN AM-620 (Pete McKelvin). WNDR AM-1260 (Jim O'Brien, Dave Laird, Dan Leonard, Fran McGrath, Big George, Dick Mastriano), WOLF Country (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/ 94.1/ /103.7/ 103.9 FM (Nick Caplan, Lee Goodman, Bob Brown, Tony Fallico, Melissa Midgely,  Peter Naughton, John Schrect, Gary Michaels, Sam Furco, Craig Fox).

Syracuse Television Stations folks past & present- WCNY TV-24 (Pete MacKay, Bill Pfohl, George Kilpatrick), 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 (Don Edwards), WTVH TV-5 (Ron Curtis, Dick Deline), Time Warner Cable News 10 (Bill Carey, Tom Blandin) & Time Warner Cable (Bob Papaleoni),



DEDICATED TO OUR FALLEN CNY MUSICAL COMRADES.

Jack Abert, Fred Aboud, Sam Amato, Andy Anderson,  Larry Arlotta, Bud Ballou, Sam Barone, Tom Bean, Ron Bee, Jack Belle, Mary Bigtree, Len Blanchard,  Brian Bourke, Lafayette Breland, George Brewer, Dominick Bruno, Ron Bruno, Bill Carey, Hal Casey, Jeff Chappelle, Dick Clark, Stan Colella, Bob Couse, Freddie Critella,  Buz Cua, Ron Curtis (Izzo), Jeff Davis,  Tom DeAmbra, Roosevelt Dean, Tom Dean, Kent DeFelice, Ray Delaney, Dick Deline, Jim Deline, John Diano, Ronnie James Dio, Dale Dorman, Bobby Doyle, Gary Driscoll, Nancy Duffy, Rev. Larry Ellis, Frank Farsworth, Charlie Featherstone, Frank Feinstein, Don Forbes, "Jolly Rolly" Fowler, Jim Fricano, Joe Galuski, Sly Germano, Dave Gersony, Gary Goal, Terry Golden, Art Goodwin, Dave Goodwin, Monroe Gordon, Mike Goss, Ray Green, Paul Grillo, Kurt Grow, Craig Gruber, Dick Haggett, Fred Hart, Tom Haskell, Pete Hennessey, Larry Hoppen, Fred Horton, Carl Irving, Greg Italiano, Kelly James, Mark Kalsuga, Phil Lambrinos, Gordon Lavancher, 'Dandy Dan" Leonard, Myron Levy, Carman Liberatore, Jim Lucas, Gordon MacRae, Carl Mano, T. Sherman Marshall, Dave Mazzoli, Chuck Mellone, Bernie Milton, Mike Money, Larry Monty, Steve Moosburger (Holly Rock), Rick Mozzo, Tip Munger, Al Nathan, Sal Nistico, Wayne Nugent, 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, Tom Royal, Nick Russo, Rick Ryder (Tim Huppman), Stephen Shedd, Kyle Shirley, Anthony "Tex" Simone, 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), Peter Asher, 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), Freddy Cannon,  Felix Cavaliere, Peter C. Cavanaugh, Eric Clapton, Dick Clark, Joe Cocker, Bobby Comstock, Gene Cornish, Windy Craig, Rick Cua, Derek & The Dominoes  Neil Diamond,  Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, Dion, Dale Dorman, Gary Driscoll (ELF, Rainbow), Joe English (Jam Factory, Wings), David "Rock" Feinstein (ELF, The Rods), Flaming Ember, Melvin Franklin (Temptations), Frijid Pink, Danny Goldberg, Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality, Queens of the Stone Age & famed Producer), Guess Who (Jim Kolb),  Jimi Hendrix, Herman's Hermits,  Duane Hitchings, Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), Iron Butterfly (Lee Dorman, Doug Ingle), James Gang (Dale Peters, Joe Walsh, Jim Fox),  Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson), Elton John (w/ Nigel Olsson & Dee Murray), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Janis Joplin, Al Kooper, Alvin Lee (10 Years After), Led Zeppelin,  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),, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), The Presidents, Rascals (Gene Cornish, Felix Cavaliere), Dusty Rhodes, Smokey Robinson (Miracles), Rolling Stones,  Jeff Alan Ross (Badfinger), Mitch Ryder, Dean Schachtel, Rick Schell, John  Sebastian,  Bob Seger, Rick Snyder, 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, Tony Trischka, Turtles (Mark Volman),  Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles), John West, Leslie West (Mountain),  The Who (Peter Townshend, Roger Daltry, John Entwistle, Keith Moon), Carl Wilson (Beach Boys), Stevie Winwood (Traffic, Blind Faith).