Sunday, March 19, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE- CHAPTER 185- SADDENED ONCE AGAIN WITH THE PASSING OF ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME ICON- THE GREAT CHUCK BERRY AT AGE 90- March 18, 2017 , HIS EIGHT SYRACUSE & CNY APPEARANCES THROUGH THE YEARS 1956-2001

We were very saddened to learning of the passing of Hall of Fame Music Icon Chuck Berry on March 18, 2017 at age 90. Chuck performed in Syracuse and CNY many times. Here is a listing of them.

Oct 27, 1956 - Biggest In Person Show 1956- Syracuse War Memorial with Bill Haley and the Comets, Clovers, Frank Lymon & Teensgers, Platters, Clyde McPhatter, Flaires others

April 11, 1957- Biggest Star of Stars Show- Syracuse War Memorial w/ Fats Domino, Clovers,
Ella Johnson, Platters, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Johnson, Flaires, Shirley & Lee and others

Sept 16, 1957- Biggest Show of Stars 1957- War Memorial w/ Buddy Holly & Crickets, Paul Anka, Everly Brothers, Bobbetts, Drifters, Frankie Lymon, Spanielsm, Johnny & Joe & others.

April 11, 1959- Star of Stars Show- Syracuse War Memorial w/ Moonglows, 5 Satins, Five Keys,
Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, Schoolboys, Eddie Cooney, Charles Brown & others.

October 1963- Syracuse University Frat Party- w/ Coasters, Otis Smith & Headliners (Lloyd Baskin & Bill Elmiger)

March 27, 1971- Richard Nader's 50's Rock & Roll Revival Show- w/ Belmonts, Coasters, Dovells, Shirelles, 5 Satins, Bobby Lewis, Gary "US" Bonds and Bobby Comstock Band & others

July 26, 1985- Cayuga County Fairgrounds- Weedsport, NY - w/ Waylon Jennings, Jessie Colter

August 23, 2001- New York State Fairgrounds Grandstand- Syracuse, NY- Berry backed by Pat DeSalvo, Larry Luttinger, other. w/ Mid Life Crisis Blues Band (Frank DeFonda)

Chuck Berry hits aired on WOLF & WNDR include- Johnny B. Goode. Maybelline, School Days, Carol, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Rock & Roll Music, My Ding A Ling, Sweet Little 16, Route 66, Little Queenie, Reelin & Rockin, Roll Over Beethoven, Run Rudolph Run, No Particular Place to Go.

Friday, March 17, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 184 - DIO DAY CORTLAND TO CELEBRATE "RIDE FOR DIO EVENT" TO BENEFIT THE "RONNIE JAMES DIO MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND" JULY 9, 2017 AT NIGHTOWLS IN CORTLAND, NY - SEVEN BANDS TO PERFORM

More info coming.....


Bands to perform at "Ride For Dio Event"- July 9 at Nightowls in 
Cortland, NY (Polkville) to benefit the "Ronnie James Dio- Music
 Scholarship Fund". A ride and great day of fun and music for a great cause.
1 PM- till....

Music starts at Nightowls at 1 PM
Blind Spots, Cafferty Band, The Essentials,  Rick Schell- Dan Austin & Company,
Pull, Tailor-Made, Keith Gruber Band, Joe Whiting Band

All eight bands and its members that will perform July 9

Blind Spots -
Maddy Walsh, Mike Suave, Khris Oursler, Mike Parker, Zach Rohrer

Cafferty Band -
Joe Leo, Steve Corey, Brian Miles, Dan Austin, Jim Regan, Danielle Rausa,
Bill Strong, Mark Baxendale, Al Cutri

Essentials -
Dick Bottoff, Mike Shawm Bob Halstrom, Larry Baker

Keith Gruber Band -
Keith Gruber, Barb Chiavelli, Mike Lovino, Donny Wilkens, Johnny Venticque

Pull
Nate Horton, Jeff Garrale, Ed Kinney, Mike Bell

Rick Schell- Dan Austin & Company -
Rick Schell, Dan Austin, Garry Bordonaro, Lonnie Park, Bill Strong

Tailor- Made -
Tink Bennett, Chad Bennett, Caleb Lazenby, Mike McMullin, Derek Gasque

Joe Whiting Band-
Joe Whiting, Brian Barrigar, Tony Schimizzi, Rick Basha, John Martellano