Saturday, December 28, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 118 - NATIVE SYRACUSAN, ARTIST- PRODUCER - CHRIS GOSS INCLUDED ON DAVE GROHL'S "SOUND CITY - REAL TO REEL" SOUNDTRACK WINS GRAMMY AWARD (UPDATE 1/27)

Just learned that native Syracuse artist, producer, musician- Chris Goss "Sound City- Real to Reel" Soundtrack released by RCA Records has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award. This great Cd includes Paul McCartney (Cut Me Some Slack), Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield and others along with two tracks by Chris Goss "Centipede" & "Time Slowing Down".. This follows Dave Grohl's great History of Sound City Studio DVD "Sound City" recently aired on the Palladia Channel..

PS- You may know Chris Goss for his years with the CNY band "Masters of Reality" (formed in  Syracuse back in 1981) that went on to sign national recording contracts with Chrysalis, Def American & Brownhouse Record labels,,

Update- Dave Grohl's Sound City "Reel to Reel" Soundtrack Cd won the Grammy Award, it includes are two tracks by Syracuse native musician Chris Goss. Great news Chris ++++

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 117- MORE FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO PERFORMED OR SPOKE IN CNY (1977)

Jan 1, 1977          Todd Hobin Band                Boardwalk Club

Jan 2, 1977          Alligators                             Boardwalk Club

Jan 23, 1977        Johnny Cash                        War Memorial
                            Jan Howard
                            June Carter Cash
                            Tommy Cash
                            Tennessee Two

Jan 26, 1977        Talking Heads                     Jabberwocky

Jan 27, 1977        Big Wheelie & Hubcaps     Boardwalk Club

Feb 2, 1977         Southside Johnny                 Jabberwocky

Feb 8, 1977         Queen                                 War Memorial
                             Thin Lizzy

Feb 10, 1977       Southside Johnny                  Regent Theater

Feb 10, 1977       Bruce Springsteen                   Utica War Memorial

Fe 16, 1977         Alec Star                               Boardwalk Club

Feb 21-26           Spiegle Wilcox                       Holiday Inn-Top of Inn

Feb 23, 1977       Whizz Kids                            Oscars Place

Feb 26, 1977        Genesis                                 War Memorial

Mar 16, 1977        Marshall Tucker Band           War Memorial
                              Sea Level

Mar 19, 1977        C.R.A.C.                              Boardwalk

Mar 30, 1977         Jethro Tull                            War Memorial

Mar 31, 1977         Ramones                              Brookside Club
                               Runaways
                                Flashcubes

Apr 1-2                  WOLF Radio Dance Marathon - OCC

                               C.R.A.C.
                               Mark Hoffmann
                               Alligators
                               Sandy Bigtree Band
                               AlecStar
                                Daybreak
                                Strombecker Lighthouse
                                Gary Dunes & Deltunes
                                WOLF's Rick Gary & Ron Bee

Apr 14, 1977          Chuck Mangione                Civic Center

Apr 14, 1977          Dickie Betts                          LeMoyne Manor
                               Nils Lofgren

Apr 15, 1977          Jack Greene                         Jamesville Grove
                               Jeanne Seeley

Apr 23, 1977          Rush                                     War Memorial

Apr 30, 1977          Bill Anderson                        LeMoyne Manor

May 8, 1977           Olivia Newton John               War Memorial
                                Jim Stafford

May 11, 1977          Foghat                                  War Memorial
                                Procol Harum

May 12-16               Ronnie Leigh                         Sheraton Hotel

May 16, 1977           Dottie West                           Jamesville Grove
                               
May 18, 1977           Engelbert Humperdinck          War Memorial

May 27, 1977          Brooklyn Bridge                      Boardwalk Club
                                 w/ Johnny Maestro

June 3-4                   Brewer & Shipley                   Firebarn Tavern

June 3-4                   805                                         Brookside Club

June 8, 1977             Count Basic Orch                   Old Stone Mill

Jane 10, 1977           Orleans
                                  Foreigner (Lou Gramm)

June 15, 1977           Tommy Dorsey Orch              Castaways


June 25-26                Out of the Blue                       Firebarn Tavern

July 9, 1977               Dean Brothers                        Firebarn Tavern

July 18, 1977             Chubby Checker                    Mark IV

July 20, 1977             Emerson, Lake & Palmer         War Memorial

July 22-23                 Andy Pratt & Mark Doyle       Brookside Club

July 29, 1977             James Cotton Blue Band         Jamesville Grove

July 30, 1977            KC & Sunshine Band               War Memorial
                                 C.R.A.C.

Aug 2, 1977             Tommy James & Shondells       Boardwalk Club

Aug 9, 1977              Herman's Hermits                    Boardwalk Club

Aug 14, 1977             Dolly Parton                           War Memorial

Aug 19, 1977             Dave Mason                          War Memorial
                                  Heart (Wilson Sisters)


Aug 23, 1977             Gary Lewis & Playboys          Boardwalk Club

Aug 31, 1977            Captain & Tennille                   NYS Fair

Sept 1, 1977             Talking Heads                           Jabberwocky

Sept 20, 1977            Steve Martin                            War Memorial
                                  John Sebastian

Oct 11, 1977             Harry Chapin                           Landmark Theater

Oct 12, 1977             Tom Jones                               War Memorial

Oct 13-16                  Joey Dee & Starliters               Mark IV

Oct 16, 1977            WOLF's Concert to Save Loew's State Theater 
                                 C.R.A.C.
                                 Sandy Bigtree Band
                                 Todd Hobin Band
                                 AlecStar
                                 Tall Dogs (Earl Ford)
                                 Mark Hoffmann

Oct 21, 1977             Jukin Bone                                SU Men's Gym
                                 (Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle)

Oct 30, 1977             Gloria Gaynor                           Machine Shop Tav

Nov 5, 1977              Jerry Garcia                               War Memorial

Nov 8, 1977              ACDC                                       War Memorial

Nov 16, 1977            Lynyrd Skynyrd                        War Memorial
                                  Survivor

Nov 17, 1977            Richie Havens                           Landmark Theater'

Nov 18, 1977            Rush                                         War Memorial
                                  ACDC
                                  UFO

Nov 27, 1977            B.B. King                                  Civic Center

Dec 9, 1977              Billy Joel                                    SU

Dec 10-11                 Moss Back Mule Band              Firebarn Tavern

Dec 10, 1977            Soda Ash Six                             Clinton Station

Dec 14, 1977            Flashcubes                                 Brookside Club




Monday, December 9, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 116 - MORE FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO PERFORMED OR SPOKE IN CNY (1976)

Feb 4-6, 1976       C.R.A.C.                          Boardwalk Club

Feb 4-6, 1976        Manhattan Project           Civic Center

Feb 7, 1976           Mitch Miller                   Civic Enter

Feb 7, 1976           WSEN Radio Country Show     War Memorial
                               Conway Twitty
                                Mickey Gilley
                               Dicky Lee
                               Crystal Gayle

Feb 8, 1976           Out of the Blue                Firebarn Tavern
                               (Skip Murphy)

Feb 13, 1976         WOLF Radio Super Dance     War Memorial
                               C.R.A.C
                               Dean Brothers
                               Sandy Bigtree Band
                               Stan Colella Orchestra
                               Soda Ash Six

Feb 18-20              Todd Hobin Band             Boardwalk Club

Feb 20, 1976         Magic Fingers                   Auburn Com College
                              (Mark Hoffmann)

Feb 21, 1976         Mary Travers                    Civic Center

Feb 24, 1976         Joni Mitchell                     War Memorial

Feb 25, 1976         Jerry Lee Lewis                 Civic Center

Mar 6, 1976         "New" ELF                         Brookside Club
                            (Joe Whiting, Rock Feinstein, Gary Driscoll, Craig Gruber)

Mar 6, 1976          Buddy Rich                        Civic Center

Mar 12-15             Dave Hanlon's Funky Jazz Band   John Milton Hotel

Mar 14, 1976        Smokey Robinson              Loews State Theater

Mar 16, 1976        Ernest Tubb                        Civic Center

Mar 17, 1976        B.B. King                            Civic Center

Mar 21, 1976        Bill Monroe                         Civic Center

Mar 26, 1976        Earl Scruggs Revue             Unicorn

Mar 28, 1976        George Carlin                      Civic Center

Mar 28, 1976        O'Jays                                 War Memorial
                              Commodores

Mar 31, 1976        Marshall Tucker Band        War Memorial

Apr 2, 1976          Duke Ellington Orch           Bruno's Beach House
                                                                          Sylvan, Beach, NY

Apr 7, 1976          Dave Bromberg                   Lemoyne College

Apr 9, 1976          Bruce Springsteen               Colgate University

Apr 10-13             The Platters                         Bruno's Beach House

Apr 11, 1976        Peter Frampton                    War Memorial

Apr 17, 1976        Bad Company                       War Memorial
                             Kansas

Apr 22, 1976        Doug Henning- Magic         Lemoyne College

Apr 26, 1976        Boz Scaggs                           Loews State Theater

Apr 29, 1976        Freddie Fender                      Civic Center

May 8, 1976         Lloyd Baskin, Sandra Lee     WCNY TV-Live

May 27-30            Rodney Dangerfield              Bruno's Beach House

June 1976              Rick Derringer                      Jamesville Grove

June 30, 1976       America                                 War Memorial

July 13, 1976        Fleetwood Mac                      War Memorial

July 18, 1976        Johnny & Edgar Winter         War Memorial

July 25, 1976        Elvis Presley                           War Memorial

July 27, 1976        Elvis Presley                           War Memorial

Aug 15, 1976        Freddy King                            Jamesville Grove
                              Mossback Mule Band
                              Sandy Bigtree Band
                              Mark Hoffmann'
                              Home Grown

Aug 17, 1976        Herman's Hermits                   Boardwalk Club
                              Todd Hobin Band

Aug 27- Sept 4     Jimmy Cavallo                          Soo-Lin

Aug 31, 1976        Charlie Pride                             NYS Fair

Sept 1, 1976          Neil Sedaka                               NYS Fair

Sept 2, 1976          Bob Hope                                  NYS Fair

Sept 4, 1976          Bobby Vinton                            NYS Fair

Sept 5, 1976          Tom Rush                                  Jabberwocky

Sept 8, 1976           Hot Tuna                                   Loew's State Theater

Sept 10-11             The Buoys (Timothy)                Boardwalk Club

Sept 16-17             Harpy (Dave Porter)                  Boardwalk Club

Sept 18, 1967         Blue Oyster Cult                       War Memorial
                               Rush

Sept 19, 1976         Jay and the Techiques              Boardwalk Club

Sept 28, 1976        Grateful Dead                            War Memorial

Oct 7, 1976           The Outlaws                               SUNY- Cortland
                              Ozark Mt Daredevils

Oct 9, 1976           Blood, Sweat & Tears                Loews State Theater

Oct 14, 1976          Dean Brothers                           Boardwalk Club

Oct 14, 1976          Jeff Beck                                   War Memorial
                               REO

Oct 16, 1976          Frank Sinatra                             War Memorial

Oct 16, 1976          Weather Report                          Loews State Theater

Nov 9, 1976           Webb Pierce                               Anthony's Manor

Nov 24, 1976         Soda Ash Six                              Clinton Station

Dec 4, 1976           Bobby Doyle Trio                       E-Dee's

Dec 12, 1976         Black Sabbath                            War Memorial
                              Ted Nugent

Dec 16, 1976          KISS                                          War Memorial
                               Uriah Heep

Dec 19, 1976         Maria Von Trapp                        No. Syr. Music Co.

Dec 28-Jan 1          The Drifters                                Somebodys House

Saturday, December 7, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 115 - DIO AT DOMINO'S VINYL LP (Ronnie Dio & the Prophets) 1963

For the many-many requests that I have received through the years, here is the exact song listing and back liner notes for the famed Ronnie James Dio vinyl album "DIO AT DOMINO'S" released on Jove Records in 1963 (Jove J-108). Engineering & Recording Credits- a Jay-Jay Production.

Recorded in part "Live" at Domino's Restaurant, Cortland, NY- February 24, 1963

Ronnie Dio & the Prophets- Dick Bottoff (guitar), Ronnie Dio (lead vocals & bass), Nick Pantas (guitar) and Tommy Rogers (drums).

Side 1
Follow Me
Blue Days, Blue Nites
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Red Top
An Angel Is Missing  (single that was released on the Seneca Record label)
Irresistible You

Side 2
I Told You So
Everybody's Got A Dance To Do But Me
Don't Take Your Love From Me
Make Johnny Blue
Great Balls of Fire
Love Pains

Back Album liner notes

October 1, 1962 - Domino's Restaurant in Cortland opened under the proprietorship of Dom "Domino" Patriarco.

October 3, 1962- Grand opening headlining RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS. Ronnie Dio was booked for 2 dates only, Wednesday Oct 3 and Sunday October 7, 1962.

May 1, 1963 - Ronnie Dio and the Prophets are still packing DOMINO'S Restaurant Wednesday and Sunday nites.
 
The success story of RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS and DOMINO'S Restaurant is not hard to understand. Ronnie Dio and The Prophets, Domino's has one of the "great' musical groups in the East. The club could accommodate large crowds without taxing its' capacities. The right entertainment and young aggressive management has made DOMINO'S "The place where its at" in Central N.Y. and its has taken just seven short months.

ABOUT RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS

Main Street in Cortland has been "Swing Street" Central, N.Y. due to the tremendous popularity of one of the "great musical ensembles anywhere". RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS. Ronnie Dio has played all the top campuses in the East and worked side by side with some of the big names in today's entertainment world. This album demonstrates the versatility and class of RONNIE'S fine voice and the secret strength of the fine musicians who have played together for 3 1/2 years. There is little doubt in the minds of those who are fans of this group, that they will crash through nationally. This could happen with the latest RONNIE DIO single release "Swingin' Street" inspired , in part, by the great response to DIO AT DOMINO'S.
______________________________________________________
 
NOTE- JOVE Record label is John Periales & Vernon Wray ...JO from John, VE from Vernon Wray (also know as Ray Vernon who recorded & wrote songs for Diamond Records) is the brother of national recording star Link Wray of "Rumble" & "Ace of Spades" fame. This label also release the 45 rpm single "The Waddle" by Ithaca's Little Bernie (Milton) and the Cavaliers.


Monday, November 18, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 114 - THE EMERALDS 1955-1958

This highly regarded Syracuse 1955-58 Syracuse vocal group consisted of Syracuse natives Greg Tearney (age 16 who attended Nottingham High School), James Royal (age 18) his brother Tom Royal (age 22) and James Fagan (age 18). The group never released any songs professionally but did record a 4-song demo at Syracuse's Dufford Studio that included the classic song "School Boys Love" (also Red Top) that is included on our History of Syracuse Music album series.
 
By 1957 the quartet have been singing together for almost two years and have appeared mostly in area clubs, schools and local functions. They also played the Cotton Club in Rochester and appeared many times at talent shows the Syracuse War Memorial.
 
One of the earliest 1957 performance we have found was a show billed as "The Great Record Show" at Syracuse's Jefferson Street Armory (Feb 8, 1957) for DJ's Bill Thrope (WFBL) & Chet Whiteside (WNDR). That February they also appeared with Jim DeLine on WSYR TV and then Feb 14, 1957 sang at the War Memorial during a Syracuse Nationals NBA basketball game vs Rochester. March 2 came an engagement at the Jewish Community Center teaming with the Syracuse University band the Orange Peels.

October 13, 1957, The Emeralds played at benefit at the VA Hospital for their "Helping Hands Event". That day they sang and shared the stage with the Bigtree Sisters (Norma, Jean and Sandy), Melo Wiley and others making it a great success.

Other 1957 dates brought the Emeralds to Nottingham High School singing during halftime for a football game (November 1, 1957) and ended the year December 20, 1957 playing a Radio Talent Show at the War Memorial in Syracuse with headliner Thurston Harris who had the national hit "Little Bitty Pretty One". Others on that show included The Eldaros (Bobby Green), Jennie Lee Lambert (mother of current CNY singer Lisa Gentile), Rhythm Cadets (Otis Smith & Bebo Singleton), Tex Roe (Cortland area country singer), Johnny Carlo (Decca Records artist), Bobby Hosid and others.,

Benefits at the Veterans Hospital was a regular part of the Emeralds schedule. They also worked on a recording deal, that resulted in a 4-song demo mentioned above.

April 18, 1958 The Emeralds shared the Lincoln Auditorium stage with Louis Armstrong & His All-Star band. A few week later (May 7, 1958) came the Syracuse Youth Rally before a packed crowd at the War Memorial with the 4 Vagabonds, Dick Van Dyke, National Baseball Hall of Famer- Jackie Robinson, Jimmy Randolph, Norma Smith and Danny Rose along with some of show business brightest prospects.

The Emeralds were tremendous vocal talents who were highly regarded in the entertainment field (1955-58).

Greg Tearney became a famed national black belt and a top instructor owning his own business. He was recently inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame (Oct 2013). One of the Royals Brothers became Ast. Principal at my old school Grant Junior High.
 

Friday, November 15, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 113 - SYRACUSE AREA MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2014 DATES

The Syracuse Area Music Awards have announced dates for their next Sammys Award Show & Hall of Fame Presentations.
 
The SAMMYS Award show will be held on Friday evening March 7, 2014 at The Palace Theater on James Street. Performing live music that evening will be- The Goonies, Mike MacKay Band, Brownskin Band, Pale Green Stars and The Flashcubes (reunion featuring Gary Frenay, Tommy Allen, Arty Lenin, Paul Armstrong). SAMMY Awards will be presented in a dozen musical categories. Tickets go on sale in February.
 
SAMMYS Hall of Fame Event will be held upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar B Que on Thursday evening March 6, 2014.. Inductees to be named at a later date.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 112 - THE PASSING OF ROCK LEGEND "LOU REED" AT AGE 71

We are very sad to near the news of the passing of music "Hall of Famer" Lou Reed at his home in Southampton, Long Island, NY October 27 at age 71. Another in a very long line of musical greats to have touched base in our Syracuse & Central New York music scene.
 
 Born March 2, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY. He continued his education at Syracuse University in 1960 attending the College of Performing Arts & Sciences, graduating in June 1964. In 1961, Lou  had his own short lived show (Excursions on a Wobbly Rail) on campus radio station WAER-FM. By 1962 he had formed the Syracuse University band - L.A. (Lou Allan)  & The Eldorados. At the University was befriended and studied under the famed poet and writer Delmore Schwartz. After graduation he spent some time as a songwriter for New York's Pickwick Records before forming the legendary Velvet Underground (John Cale along with another SU alumni Sterling Morrison) and along came the popular hit song "Walk on The Wild Side."
 
After the Underground Lou expanded his career as a solo artist, and at one time was  produced by David Bowie. Among his more popular songs were' "Sweet Jane", "Vicious",  "Rock and Roll", Heroin" and album's- "Transformer", "Berlin"  and live "Rock and Roll Animal" to name a few....their were many others. More recently he recorded the album "Lu Lu" with the heavy metal band Metallica.
 
From there.... into the pages of "Rock & Roll" history.

Lou Reed and Velvet Underground was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 111 - UPBEAT TV SHOW OUT OF CLEVELAND FEATURED MANY CNY ARTISTS- DIO, THE SEVEN, LARRY SANTOS, WOOL AND OTHERS BETWEEN 1967-70.

Every weekend between 1966-1970 we in Central New York turned in to the popular Cleveland, Ohio broadcast Sunday morning television show "UPBEAT" This show hosted by Don Webster featuring many  top national, regional and local acts. One of the first I remember seeing was our own Ronnie Dio & The Prophet singing "Walking in Different Circle" back on June 3, 1967
 
On the show Ronnie Dio and the Prophets performed along with Brian Hyland, The Youngbloods, Scott MacKenzie, The McCoys (Rick Derringer), The Tokens, Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Keith & Wild Kingdom, Les McCann, The Number One, Ural Thomas, Vacant Lot.
 
Others Syracuse/ CNY acts that performed on "UPBEAT" are as follows..
 
Free Design w/ Bob Papaleoni on drums - Jan 11, 1969
 
The Wool (Ed Wool) - April 26, 1969
 
Larry Santos- August 16, 1969 and again January 3, 1970
 
The Seven- January 29, 1970
 
Note- Fallen Angels that performed are not Syr. University band but Roulette Records act.

Note- Special thanks to our Research Expert- John D'Angelo for finding the Dio date.

Also thought Otis & All Night Workers were on this show, but could not find date.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE- CHAPTER 110- RODS "VENGEANCE" ALBUM RELEASED ON COLORED VINYL IN GERMANY W/ RONNIE JAMES DIO TRACK

The Rods "Vengeance" album has just been released on 12 inch colored vinyl album in Germany by High Roller Records #HRR--314 (by arrangement with NIJI Entertainment). This 11 track vinyl album also contains the track  "THE CODE" that features Ronnie James Dio singing lead, A great collectable item for you Rods & Dio fans. The Rods (David "Rock Feinstein, Carl Canedy & Garry Bordonaro) jusT returned  playing the Heavy Metal Maniac Festival in Amsterdam, Holland,  Netherlands (Oct 19).

Collectors Note- This special Rods "Vengeance" German 12 inch vinyl release is available in two different color vinyl additions.
1- Red/ Yellow Vinyl mix
2- Black Vinyl

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 109 - FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO PERFORMED or SPOKE IN CNY (1956)


Jan 1-5, 1956       Ted Lewis & Orchestra                 Hotel Syracuse

Jan 17, 1956        The  Gaylords                               3 Rivers Inn
                                (Little Shoemaker)

Jan 18, 1956        Johnnie Kamels & Kamels Caravan  Andre's Tic Toc

Jan 19-21            Salt City 5 w/ Will Alger               Memory Lane
                            and Wild Bill Davidson

Jan 23, 1956        Birdland Stars of 1956                   War Memorial
                             Sarah Vaughan
                             Count Basie & Jon Williams
                             Al Hibbler
                             Johnny Smith

Feb 1, 1956          Paul Frienze Trio                          Dewiit Ranch Motel

Feb 3, 1956          Dick Kowells Orch                       Hotel Syracuse

Feb 10, 1956        Don Cossak                                   Lincoln Aud.

Feb 10, 1956        Gene Sposito & Orch                    P.L.A.V.

Feb 11, 1956        Johnny Franchers Orch                 Hotel Syracuse

Feb 13, 1956        Pat Henry                                       Andre's Tic Toc
                             Johnny Kamels & Karavan

Feb 14, 1956        Gordon MacRea                            War Memorial

Feb 16, 1956        Victor Borge                                  War Memorial

Feb 18, 1956        George Horton                               Starlite Rest

Feb 21, 1956        Dunninger (Magician)                    RKO Keiths

Feb 21, 1956        Jose Limon Dance Orch                 Lincoln Aud.

Mar 9, 1956         Rubinstein                                       Lincoln Aud.

Mar 28, 1956       Carl Mano Trio                               Meadowbrook

Apr 3-7                 Frankie Carl Orchestra                   Hotel Syracuse

Apr 16, 1956        Harry Bellafonte                             Loews State Th.

Apr 20, 1956        Isaac Stern                                      Lincoln Aud.

Apr 23-25             Cab Calloway                                Andre's Tic Toc

Apr 26, 1956        Biggest Rock n Roll Show of 1956   War Memorial
                             Bill Haley & The Comets
                             LaVern Baker
                            Bo Diddley
                            The Colts
                            The Drifters
                            The Flamingos
                            Clyde MacPhatter
                            The Platters
                            Teenagers with Frankie Lymon
                           Teen Queens
                           "Big Joe" Turner
                           Red Prysock & Rock & Rolol Orchestra

Apr 28, 1956      Jimmy Ashby                               Red Barn-Kirkville

May 9, 1956       Bigtree Sisters                              Lincoln Aud.

May 18-25          Mae West                                    3 Rivers Inn

May 18, 1956      Rhythmaires                               Suburban Park

May 7. 1956        Diana Dors                                 Schines Eckel Th.

May 23-25          Carman Cavallaro                       3 Rivers Inn
                            Jerry Vale

May 28-June 5    Vagabonds                                  3 Rivers Inn

Jane 4, 1956        Johnny LaTone                           Andre's Tic Toc

June 5, 1956        Skip Williams & R & R Orch     Little Brown Jug

June 11-14           Tony Bennett                              3 Rivers Inn

June 21-28           Pat Boone                                   3 Rivers Inn

June 26- July 5    Four Aces                                   3 Rivers Inn

June 28, 1956      Ringling Bros- Barnum Bailey Circus- NYS Fair

July 2-5               Billie Burke                                 Country Playhouse

July 6-12             Marion Marlowe                         3 Rivers Inn

July 11-19          Fontaine Sisters                           3 Rivers Inn

July 16, 1956     Movie Star- Jeffrey Hunter          Loew's State Th.

July19, 1956       Salt City 5                                   Marine Room

July 20, 1956      Crew Cuts                                   3 Rivers Inn

July 23-25          Movie Stare- Charlton Heston     Country Playhouse

July 27- Aug 2    Eddy Arnold                               3 Rivers Inn

July 30, 1956      Robert Q. Lewis                          Country Playhouse

July 30, 1956      Bill Davidson                              Memory Lane

Aug 2, 1956        Bigtree Sisters                             Thornton Park
                            Dick Martin Orch
                            Dick Mastriano
                           Tony Tedesco Band

Aug 4, 1956       Quintones (Lafayette Breland)    Smith's Pier Br

Aug 4-11            Lu Ann Sims                              3 Rivers Inn
                           Somethin Smith & Redheads

Aug 10               Tommy Dorsey Orchestra          Skateland

Aug 10, 1956     Les Purdy                             Red Barn- Kirkville

Aug 12-19         Julius LaRosa                              3 Rivers Inn

Aug 20-23         McGuire Sisters                          3 Rivers Inn

Aug 24-31         Patti Page                                    3 Rivers Inn

Sept 3-4             Salt City 5 w/ Will Alger            Little Brown Jug

Sept 4-7            Leo Carillo (Pancho / Cisco Kid)  NYS Fair

Sept 7, 1956     Gene Vincent & Blue Caps          Auburn Schrine Th
                         Johnny Burnette
                         Lillian Briggs
                         Phil Lawrence & Mitzi

Sept 13-16        Maxie Rosenbloom Review      3 Rivers Inn

Sept 16, 1956    Gaylords                                   3 Rivers Inn

Sept 16, 1956    Quintones                                 Smith's Pier-Br

Sept 19, 1956    Sammy Davis Jr.                      War Memorial

Sept 24-29        Vaughn Monroe                        3 Rivers Inn
                         Don Rickles

Oct 4, 1956      Montovanni                                Famous Artits

Oct 12, 1956    Les Elgart Orch.                         War Memorial

Oct 12, 1956    Lou DeSantis Orch.                    Meadowbrook Rest

Oct 12-13         Quintones                                 Sacketts Super Club

Oct 13, 1956     Emeralds (Greg Tearney)        VA Hospital Event
                         Bigtree Sisters
                         Merle Wiley
                         Golimi Twins
                         Marilyn Douglas & Others

Oct 14, 1956    The Penguins                            3 Rivers Inn
                         (Earth Angel)

Oct 21, 1956     Jimmy Cavallo                         Starlite Rest\

Oct 27, 1956    Biggest In Person Show of 1956- War Memoial
                         Bill Haley and The Comets
                         Chuck Berry
                        The Clovers
                        The Flaires
                        Ella Johnson
                        Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
                        Clyde MacPhatter
                        The Platters
                        Shirley & Lee
                       Shirley Gunter
                       Vic Lewis & Orch
                       Buddy Johnson & His Big Orch

Oct 27-29       Jimmy Cavallo                            Starlite Rest

Oct 31, 1956   Guy Lombardo & Orch              3 Rivers Inn

Nov 2, 1956    Hopalong Cassidy & Topper    War Memorial

Nov 10, 1956  Tony Martin                              3 Rivers Inn
                        Tex Beneke Orchestra

Nov 13-16       Lou Monte                                 3 Rivers Inn

Dec 3-9           Nat King Cole                            3 Rivers Inn

Dec 18, 1956   Ray McKinley & Glenn Miller Orch  Hotel Syr
Dec 31, 1956.

Dec 29, 1956   Salt City 5 w/ Will Alger      Green Acres-Auburn

Dec 28, 1956   Jimmy Cavallo                           Starlite Rest.









HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 108 - "THREE NEW" RONNIE DIO & THE PROPHETS 8MM VIDEOS FOUND AND POSTED

HOT NEWS-  Three new Ronnie Dio and the Prophets 8MM videos have been found and posted on  YOU TUBE (also on Mickey Lee Soule site and other sites).  These 8MM videos are silent home recordings (with other music, not Dio related added in background) taken by the son of Jim Pantas (longtime manager),
 
The first 8MM video features a Ronnie Dio & The Prophets playing live with a band lineup of, Dick Bottoff (guitar), Gary Driscoll (drums), Nick Pantas (guitar) and Ronnie James Dio (bass). Also a very short moment at the opening of guitarist Doug Thaler. Video Time 5:34
 
The second 8MM home movie video is Ronnie Dio and the Prophets playing live at an outdoor party (again silent with background music not Dio) of David "Rock" Feinstein (guitar), Gary Driscoll (drums), Nick Pantas (guitar) and Ronnie James Dio (bass). Also shows candid shot of members riding horses and standing on cars. Video Time 3:53

The third 8 MM home movie video is titled "Ronnie Dio and the Prophets on TV" a recording of the "On The Move" TV Show (Ronnie, Rock, Gary & Nick) filmed directly off television by the Pantas Family. Video Time 5:02
 
These three are all classic live 8 MM videos of Ronnie with his great band "The Prophets". Check them out +++

Monday, October 14, 2013

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 107 - MORE FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO PERFORMED or SPOKEN IN CNY (1957), IN PROCESS

Jan 1-3, 1957    Glenn Miller Orch/ Ray McKinley   Hotel Syracuse

Feb 6, 1957      Gene Autry & Champion                  War Memorial

Feb 8, 1957      The Emeralds (Greg Tearney)            Jefferson St Armory
                         George Tortorelli
                         Donna Spenanberg
                         WFBL's- Bill Thrope
                         WNDR's- Bill Quinn, Chet Whiteside

Feb 12, 1957    Jimmy Cavallo                                  P.L.A.V.

Feb 12, 1957   Jim Deline Gang- TV Show              WSYR TV-3
                        Bigtree Sisters
                        Patti Hammond
                        Fred Lenway

Feb 14, 1957   Salt City 5                                          Marine Room

Feb 15, 1957   4 Sharps                                             Marine Room

Feb 15, 1957   "Hit Show of 1957"                           War Memorial
                         Gene Autry & Champion
                        Rufe Davis
                         Foy Williams & Riders of Purple Sage
                         Lucky Girls
                         Carl Cotner & Melody Ranch Orchestra

Feb 22, 1957    "Birdland Stars of 1957"                 War Memorial
                         Billy Eckstine
                         Count Basie
                         Sarah Vaughan
                         Joe Willams
                         Jimmy Jones & others

Feb 28, 1957   Guy Lombardo & Orch                   Hotel Syracuse

Mar 1, 1957     Orange Peels                                  Jewish Com Center
                         SU Jazz Band
                         The Emeralds (Greg Tearney)


Mar 14, 1957   Chis Powell                                    Brown Jug

Mar 28-29       Chris Powell                                    Marine Room
Apr 4-5

Apr 11, 1957   Stars of Stars 1957                          War Memorial
                        Fats Domino
                        Chuck Berry
                        Eddie Cooney
                        Clyde McPhatter
                        Bill Doggett
                        5 Keys
                        LaVern Baker
                       The Moonglows
                       Five Satins
                       Schoolboys
                       Charles Brown, Ann Cole,
                       Paul Williams & Orchestra

Apr 11, 1957   N.Y. Philharmonic Symphony       Loews State Theater

Apr 14, 1957   Johnny Cash

May 9-16        Jimmy Cavallo                                P.L.A.V

May 23-26      Carman Cavallaro                            3 Rivers Inn
                        Jerry Vale
      
May 25, 1957  Jimmy Cavallo                              Andre's Tic Toc

May 28, 1957  Sax Hunter                                    Brown Jug.

June 12-13       Carmel Quinn                               3 Rivers Inn

June 14-22        Johnny Ray                                  3 Rivers Inn

June 23-30        Hilltoppers                                  3 Rivers Inn
                          Pat Henry
                          Tony Riposo Orchestra

July 14-15         Salt City 5 w/ Will Alger           Memory Lane

July 18, 1957    Gertrude Berg                             Country Playhouse

July 21-28         McGuire Sisters                          3 Rivers Inn

July 21, 1957    Eartha Kitt                                  Country Playhouse

July 29- Aug 4   Lou Monte                                 3 Rivers Inn

July 30-Aug 4   Chris Powell                              Marine Room

Aug 8-11          Ringley Bros- Barnum Bailey Circus- MacArthur Stadium

Aug 12-14        Marilyn Maxwell                       Country Playhouse

Aug 23, 1957   Lou DeSantis Orchestra             Memory Lane

Aug 26- Sept 7   New York State Fair               NYS Fairgrounds
                           Gene Autry (18,000+ fans)
                           McGuire Sisters
                           Liberace
                           Lone Ranger, Silver & Tonto
                           Annie Oakley (Gale Storm)
                           Ray McKinley/ Glenn Miller Orchestra

Aug 30, 1957     Johnny Mathis                         3 Rivers Inn

Sept 8, 1957       Jodi Sands                               3 Rivers Inn

Sept 16, 1957     "Biggest Show of Stars For 1957    War Memorial
                            Paul Anka
                            Chuck Berry
                            LaVern Baker
                           The Bobbettes
                           Everly Brothers
                           Fats Domino
                           The Drifters
                           The Crickets w/ Buddy Holly
                           Frankie Lyman & Teenagers
                           Clyde MacPhatter
                           The Spaniels
                           Paul William Orchestra
                           MC- Harold Cromer

Sept 28, 1957     Jet Plane Record Hop                  National Guard Hanger
                           Chuck Alaimo
                           Kathy Linden
                           Four Coins
                           Jerry Marr
                           Jim Adams Western Boys
                           Harmony Hepcats

Sept 28-Oct 6    Four Coins                                     3 Rivers Inn

Oct 15, 1957     Skippy Williams Orch                   Brown Jug
                          (former Bill Haley's Comets)

Oct 17-26          Sammy Davis Jr.                           3 Rivers Inn

Oct 22-26          Benny Goodman Orch                  Hotel Syracuse

Nov 1, 1957      The Emerald (w/ Greg Tearney)   Nottingham High

Nov 9-16          Gordon MacRae                             3 Rivers Inn

Nov 16, 1957   Jerry Engler (Stutnik)                     Air Guard Bldg

Nov 25-30        Jimmy Cavallo                               Andre's Tic Toc

Dec 3-12           Joni James                                     3 Rivers Inn

Dec 7, 1957      Victor Borge                                 War Memorial

Dec 7, 1957      Frankie Avalon                             War Memorial
                          The Belmonts
                          Rhythm Cadets (Smith, Singleton)
                          Teen Tones
                          Andy Martin
                          WNDR's Dan Leonard, Rolly Fowler, Russ Syracuse

Dec 10, 1957    Salt City 5 w/ Will Alger             Memory Lane

Dec 13, 1957    Michael Rabin                              Lincoln Aud.

Dec 20, 1957    Kate Goyea                                  Grotto Rest

Dec 20, 1957     Radio Talent Scouts Show          War Memorial
                          The Emeralds (Greg Tearney)
                          The Eldaros (Bobby Green)
                          Rockin Hi Lo's
                          Jennie Lee Lambert (mother of Lisa Gentile)
                          Rhythm Cadets (Smith, Singleton)
                          Johnny Carlo
                          Tex Roe
                          Bobby Hosid, James Scott
                          John Shannon, Ray Patarore, Tony Aiello

Dec 27-29         Jimmy Cavallo                             P.L.A.V.

Dec 31, 1957    Charlie Spivak Orchestra             3 Rivers Inn

Dec 31, 1957    Eddie Williamson Orch                Drumblins