Saturday, September 22, 2012

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC - CHAPTER 50- - Rolling Stones first visit Syracuse in 1965

October 30, 1965, the Rolling Stones performed their first Syracuse concert at the War Memorial at 8 PM. This show was a "Sell Out" attended by some 8,000+ screaming fans. Tickets were priced at $3.00 in advance and $4 the day of the show. Note- "Dandy Dan" Leonard was instrumental in making this show possible.

The musical acts included- Ed Wool & The Nomads (from Watertown), Monty Rock III, The Rockin Ramrods (Ghost Riders in the Sky), Patti LaBelle and the Blue Bells (I Who Have Nothing), The Vibrations (Sloopy & Watusi) and finally the Rolling Stones. Note- Monty Rock III also served as MC.

The Rolling Stones consisted of Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman. Here is a list of songs (in order) they performed that evening. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Have Mercy, Cry To Me, Reelin and A Rockin, That's How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding tune), I Feel Alright, The Last Time, Get Off My Cloud, ending with Satisfaction.

Tickets were sold at Walt's Record Shop, Clark Music, The Music Box (University & Northern Lights), Shoppingtown Music, Liverpool Music, Greco's in Fulton and Fred's Record Shop in Auburn.

The Stones would return to Syracuse again July 6, 1966 in a concert presented by Hubbub Productions & WOLF Radio. I will feature this Stones concert in a later post.

For those of you asking.... Here's the song listing of the artists that  played that night with the Stones.... 
Ed Wool & Nomads- High Heeled Sneakers, Please, Please, Don't Go and Hardly Bad.
Rockin Ramrods- Ghost Riders in the Sky, Like a Rolling Stone &  I Got My Mojo Working.
Patti Labelle- I Who Have Nothing & Danny Boy.
The Vibrations- The Watusi, My Girl Sloopy (Hang on Sloopy) & Peanut Butter.
Also Monty Rock III was backed instrumentally by Ed Wool & Nomads.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ron- I had a question about that Stones show and was curious if I could send you a quick email? thanks!