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.
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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.