Wednesday, July 19, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" 238,794 HITS GOING TO 148 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD (Newest- Turkmenistan (6/26), Guam (4/26), Azerbaijan (3/6).


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 6/17/2017)
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    More Famous People Who  Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1985
Chapter 183     Syracuse Area Music Awards presents Vincent Falcone with
                        there "Lifetime Achievement Award"  on March 2, 2017.
                         Update- Vince Falcone passed away Mar 24 at age 79.

Chapter 184    CNY celebrates "Ride For Dio" Event- July 9, 2017 at Nightowls.
                        "Ride"and packed crowd for great day of fun and music, with 6 bands
                        performing to benefit the "Ronnie James Dio Music Scholarship Fund"

Chapter 185     The passing of Chuck Berry with listing of his Syracuse & CNY
                         appearances 1956-2001

Chapter 186    Syracuse University- Carrier Dome Announces Paul McCartney will
                        perform in concert on Saturday- September 23, 2017.

Chaptet 187   CNY Artists continue to tour the World and on some very historic
                       stages. Dave Northrup, Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb, Savoy
                       Brown (DeSalvo, Grimm, Simmonds) and Mickey Lee Soule.

Chapter 188   Allman Bros, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickie Betts, Devon
                       Allman performances in Syracuse & CNY.

Chapter 189    The passing of great CNY Musician- Bob Lindberg   June 1, 2017         

Chapter 190    Syracuse Jazz Fest celebrates 35 Great Years- June 9 & 10 at OCC
                        (New- Includes musical lineups for both days)   

Chapter 191    Rockin the Redhouse event held at Landmark Theater- June 9, 2017.

Chapter 192   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1986

Chapter 193   The Rods to perform in Tokyo at Japanese Assault Fest Nov 4-5
                       (Coming soon)

Chapter 65-   Women in Syracuse Music History- Update 6/17/ 2017
                      Major list of women who contributed to our music history A-Z            ..


The Rods (David "Rock" Feinstein, Carl Canedy & Garry Bordonaro) announce this week that they will be performing at the Japanese Assault Fest at Club Seata in Tokyo, Japan, November 4-5, 2017. Although they have toured the World, this will be the Rods first trip to Japan. More info to follow....

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Jan 4, 1968      Dr. Blue                                               Copperfields

Jan 14, 1968    Dick Cavett                                         Civic Center

Jan 18, 1986    Salute to Jimmy Van Heusen              Civic Center
                        Tony Randall- MC
                        Tony Bennett, Jack Jones,
                        Margret Whiting, Sammy Cahn

Jan 26, 1986    David Lee Roth                                   War Memorial

Feb 7, 1986     Sid Caesar & Carol Lawrence             Civic Center

Mar 6, 1986     James Cotton Blues Band                   USA Sams

Mar 19, 1986   Aerosmith & Ted Nugent                    War Memorial

Mar 20, 1986   Dickey Betts & Gregg Allman            USA Sams

Apr 2, 1986     Judy Collins                                          Landmark Theater

Apr 13, 1986   Metallica                                                War Memorial
                        Ozzy Osbourne

Apr 18, 1986    Doyle- Whiting Banf                           Homestead Inn- Ct Square

Apr 20, 1986    Mighty Clouds of Joy                         Southwest Com Center

Apr 23, 1986    Robin Williams                                    Civic Center

Apr 24, 1986    U.S. Navy Band                                   War Memorial

Apr 25, 1986    John Raitt                                             Landmark Theater

Apr 29, 1986    Robert Cray Band                                Lost Horizon
                         John Lee Hooker
                         Elvin Bishop

May 9, 1986    Peter, Paul & Mary                              Landmark Theater

May 19, 1986  Stevie Wonder                                     War  Memorial

June 6, 1986   Hank Williams Jr                                  War Memorial
                       Merle Kilgore

June 14, 1986  James Montgomery Blues Band          Lost Horizon

June 21, 1986   Louise Mandrell                                  War Memorial

June 22, 1986   James Cotton                                       Long Branch Park
                         B.B. King

July 15, 1986   Monkees                                               Landmark Theater

July 23, 1986   Fats Domino                                        Cayuga Country Fairgrounds
                         Jerry Lee Lewis

July 27, 1986   Eddie Money                                         War Memorial

July 27, 1986   Nils Lofgren                                          Lost Horizon

July 28, 1986   Peter Frampton                                      USA Sams

July 29, 1986   Santana                                                  USA Sams

July 29, 1986   Mick Taylor                                            Lost Horizon

Aug , 1986       Masters of Reality  (Chris Goss)           Lost Horizon

Aug 10, 1986    Spyo Gyra & Al DiMeola                    Long Branch Park

Aug 15, 1986    Stevie Nicks                                         Cayuga Country Fairgrounds
                          Peter Frampton

Aug 22, 1986     Petula Calrk                                          NYS Fair
                           Charlie Daniels
                            Dickey Betts & Gregg Allman

Aug 23, 1986     Stevie Ray Vaughn                                NYS Fair

Aug 24, 1986     Amy Grant                                             NYS Fair

Aug 25, 1986     Aerosmith                                              NYS Fair

Aug 25, 1986     Donny & Marie Osmond                       NYS Fair

Aug 26, 1986     Willie Nelson & Emmylou Harris         NYS Fair

Aug 27, 1986     Anne Murray                                          NYS Fair

Aug 28, 1986     Whitney Houston                                    NYS Fair

Aug 28, 1986     Three Dog Night                                    NYS Fair

Aug 29, 1986     Kenny Rogers & Tanya Tucker             NYS Fair

Aug 29, 1986     Commodores                                          NYS Fair

Aug 29, 1986    Wayne Newton                                        NYS Fair

Sept 13, 1986    Neil Sedaka                                              Civic Center

Sept 14, 1986     Weather Report                                       Civic Center

Sept 19, 1986     Stevie Wonder                                         War Memorial

Sept 20, 1986     David Bromberg                                     Long Branch Park
                           The Works

Sept 25-Oct 5     Al Martino                                             (New) 3 Rivers Inn

Sept 30, 1986     The Monkees                                          Landmark Theater
                           Gary Puckett & Union Gap
                            Hermans Hermits

Oct 1, 1986         Triumph                                                 War Memorial
                            Yugwie Malastein

Oct 9, 1986        Gregg Allman                                          USA Sams

Oct 16, 1986      Bob Segar                                                War Memorial

Oct 16, 1986     Gerry & Pacemakers                                Landmark Theater
                          Chad & Jeremy
                          Freddie & The Dreamers

Nov 2, 1986      Chick Corera                                            Civic Center

Nov 9, 1986       Peter Gabriel                                           War Memorial

Nov 11, 1986    Stevie Winwood                                       War Memorial

Nov 14, 1986    Roy Clark                                                 War Memorial

Nov 20, 1986    Cheap Trick                                              Uncle Sams

Nov 31, 1986    Air Supply                                                 Landmark Theater

Dec 15, 1986     Alice Cooper                                             Landmark Theater

Dec 26, 1986     Benny Mardones                                      Landmark Theater

Dec 28, 1986     Tony Trischka                                           Harvard Court

Dec 31, 1986     Lou Monti                                                (New) 3 Rivers Inn

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Another great "Rockin The Redhouse" Benefit Concert was held at the Syracuse Landmark Theater on Friday evening June 9, 2017 from 7-10 PM. This even benefits the Redhouse Art Center. Seven band were judged by a panel consisting of Jeremy Johnston (SubCat Studio) along with Syracuse Music Hall of Famers Joe Whiting & Dave Porter. MC-  Gomez Adams & Lisa Chelenza (TK99)

Judging Categories were- Best Look, Best Vocalist, Best Instrumentalist, Best Showmanship, Best Audience Participation and "Most Rockin Band'.

The Bands- in the order they appeared

The Actuators- (Young & Franklin Corp)
       Tim Burns.  Fran Bouziden, Steve Ciricillo, Rob Isbell, Jeff Murray,
       Doug Nolan, Mike Obleman, Chris Yeckel, Joe Frateschi)\

Defense Mechanism (Lockheed Martin)
      Kate Kolb, Bob Volk, Dan Morrison, Matt Gray, Jim Murphy, Greg Gannett

CX Tech Dinosaur  (CxTech)'
       Ashley Cox, Shawn Sullivan, Mike Featherstone, Josh Taylor

The Verdict (Bousquet Holstein PLLC)'
         Aaron Frishman, Phil Bousquet, Louis Dettorm David DiNiro, Mike Tyszko

The Chillerz (Carrier Corp)
         Amy Hebert, Dave Dufresne, Scott Fleming, Dave Marr, Ralph Vito

Six Pack (Anheuser Busch)
        Sue Alexander, Nick Offredi, Rebecca Bennett, Keith Renfew, Gio Pettigrass,'
        Kevin Kiniry, Adon Allen

Salamanders (Arcadis)
        Doug Nodine, KElly. Hendrickson, Mike Jones, Jim Blasting, Doug Weaver, 
        Fred Kirschenheiter

Note opening and closing band- Douglas Mason, Jack Goodfellow, Eric Opett

2017 AWARDS Presented

Most Rockin Band -  Defense Mechanism (1st), 
                                   Dinosaur Cx Tech (2nd)
Best Instrumentalist- Gio Pettigrass (Six Pack)
Best Vocals- Ashley Cox (Cx Tech Dinosaurs)
Best Look- Amy Herbert (Chillerz)
Best Showmanship- Bob Volk (Defense Mechanism)
Best Audience Partisapation-   Chillerz (Carrier Corp)

Friday, June 9, 2017


The 35th Annual M & T Syracuse Jazz Fest was held on Friday & Saturday June 9 & 10 at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY.  Syracuse Jazz Fest Productions- Frank Malfitano. The largest free Jazz Festival in the Northeast. This years 35th Jazz Fest was dedicated to the memory of Oscar L. Peterson, longtime Syracuse Jazz Fest Board President

Lineup and Musical Performance Schedule was as follows
Friday June 9th, staring at 5 PM

UAD Kings of the Fall
Marc Broussard
Nick DiMarta & The Manhattan Jazz Alliance
Ramsey Lewis Electric Quintet
The Mavericks

Saturday- June 10th, starting at 5 PM

Soft Spoken Band
Rebirth Brass Band
Asleep At The Wheel
Todd Rundgren

Friday, June 2, 2017


Our friend Bob Lindbery sadly passed away on Thursday June 1, 2017....Services for Bob Lindberg were held at the Maurer Funeral Home in Liverpool, NY on June 7 from 4-7 PM.

Through the years Bob a Liverpool High grad and later Buffalo State University has performed with the following CNY bands- he started as a drummer with High School bands The Imperials & Casuals,  then switched to keyboards with great CNY bands- Carnage (1970-75), Coconuts (1975-76), Penguins (1976-77), The Limit (1985-96), Smokin (1995-2016) and The Strangers (2016-17).

Bob also had a amazing knowledge of all music  & an avid record collector as well as working at both Record Theater & Media Play.

Bob a great guy with be truly missed by many

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


There have been so many email, calls, test about the Allman Brothers and it's members performing though the years in Syracuse and Central New York. So here's a list...if any others please advise.

Dec 2, 1970- Duane Allman performed w/ Eric Clapton- Derek & The Dominos- at Syracuse War Memorial.

April 7, 1972- Allman Brothers at SU Manley Fieldhouse with Wet Willie & Dr John.

April 7, 1974  Gregg Allman Band- Syracuse War Memorial, John Scher production

April 29, 1979- Allman Brothers Band- SU Manley Fieldhouse- Syracuse $8.50
                          with New Riders of the Purple Sage, Cedric Kushner Production

Mar 20, 1986 - Gregg Allman & Dickie Betts- USA Sams Club- Syracuse

Aug 22, 1986- Gregg Allman & Dickie Betts - NYS Fair w/ Charlie Daniels

Oct 9, 1986 - Gregg Allman- USA Sams Club- Syracuse

Mar 19, 1987- Gregg Allman & Dickie Betts- USA Sams Club- Syracuse

May 24, 1987- Dickey Betts Band- Memorial day Concert- Long Branch Park

Dec 10, 1988- Dickey Betts Band- Lost Horizon Club- Syracuse

July 9, 1989- Allman Bros Band- NYS Fairgrounds- Empire- w/ Stevie Ray Vaughn

Sept 23, 1990- Allman Brothers Band- Syracuse War Memorial w/ Meatloaf

Aug 30, 1991- Allman Brothers Band- NYS Fair- w/ Blues Traveler

Aug 15, 1993- Allman Bros Band w/ Gregg Allman & Dickey Betts
                         Cayuga Country Fairgrounds- Weedsport w/ Spin Doctor, others

Aug 30, 1994- Allmanm Brothers Band- HORDE Fest- NYS Fair

Aug 27, 1995- Allman Brothers Band- NYS Fair w/ Rusted Root

Aug 25, 1997- Allman Brothers Band- NYS Fair w/ Mark May

Oct 19, 1998- Gregg Allman at Landmark Theater, Syracuse

Aug 31, 1999- Allman Brothers Band - NYS Fair w/ Lucinda Willaims

Nov 17, 1999- Derek Trucks - Styleens Club- Syracuse

Aug 4, 2000- Allman Brothers Band- P&C Stadium- Syracuse w/ Hot Tuna

Oct 18, 2000- Gregg Allman - Turning Stone Casino

Nov 1, 2000- Derek Trucks- Armory High- Syracuse

June 19/29, 2002- Dickey Betts- Turning Stone Casino

July 20, 2003- Dickey Betts- NYS Blues Festival- Clinton Square- Syracuse

Aug 27, 2004- Allman Brothers Band- NYS Fair w/ Bottle Rockets

Aug 27, 2005- Allman Brothers Band- NYS Fair w/ Southside Johnny

June 2, 2007- Dickey Betts & Great Southern- Taste of Syracuse Festival

July 15, 2009 - Dickey Betts & Great Southern- Syr Inner Harbor w/ Ripcords

Nov 1, 2009- Derek Trucks- War Memorial- Syracuse

Nov 12, 2009- Greg Allman at Turning Stone Casino

July 25, 2010- Dickie Betts- Syracuse Inner Harbor w/ Kane & Simplelife

Aug 3, 2010- Devon Allman & Honeytribe at Westcott Theater- Syracuse

May 5, 2011- Derek Trucks- Dinosaur Bar B Que-Syracuse

June 5, 2011- Gregg Allman- Taste of Syracuse-Clinton Sqaure

July 22, 2011- Devpn Allman & Hineytribe Band- Paper Mill Island- Bville

Aug 21, 2012- Dickey Betts & Great Southern- Turning Stone Casino

Jan 9, 2014- Dickey Betts & Great Southern- Turning Stone Casino

Aug 7, 2014- Dickey Betts- Papermill Island- Baldwinsville, NY

Sept 23, 2014- Tedeschi Truck Band- Mullroy Civic Center Aud- Syracuse

Oct 1, 2015- Devon Allman - Funk N Waffles - Syracuse

June 16, 2016- Devon Allman Band- Westcott Theater- Syracuse

May 10, 2016 - Tedesci Trucks Band- Mullroy Civic Center Aud- Syracuse

July 9, 2016- Butch Trucks- NYS Blues Festival- Syracuse

Nov 17, 2016- Butch Trucks- Mullroy Civic Center Aud- Syracuse

Aug 16, 2017- Devon Allman- Center for the Arts- Homer, NY

If anyone has others Syracuse dates please adavise. Ron