Thursday, June 22, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC 'OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 192- MORE FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO PERFORMED OR SPOKE IN CNY - 1986

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
                         Kingsnakes
                         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
                         Stroke

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
                           Kingsnakes
                           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
                          Searchers
                          Chad & Jeremy
                          Freddie & The Dreamers
                          Mindbenders

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - REACHES 254.392 HITS TO 150 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD - Tanzania (12/12), Turkmenistan (6/26), Guam (4/26).

We now have 254,392 hits on our History of Syracuse Music "Official Site" coming from the following (150) different countries around the world.

Russia (22,887), Germany (10,277), France (6,399), Ukraine (4,192), United Kingdom (2,513), Poland  (1,899), Italy (1,479), China (1,074),  Canada (1,011), Spain (717),  Ireland (617),  Japan (572),  Australia (540), Netherlands (528), Turkey (477), Latvia (452), Brazil (415), Armenia (395), Malaysia (364), Indonesia (331), India (301), Morocco (280), Singapore (263),  Romania (242),  Thailand (220), Pakistan (164), Philippine Islands (140), So Korea (130), Sweden (125), Vietnam (123), Czech Republic (122), Portugal (121), Greece (117), Switzerland (114), Isreal (111),  Argentina (94),  Finland (92), Mexico (91),  Denmark (86), Belgium (79), Serbia (78),  Taiwan (75),  United Arab Emirates (59), Austraia (45), Egypt (44), Bulgaria (44), Norway (42), Moldova (41), Hungry (40), Hong Kong (38), Nicaragua (38), Venezuela (34), Colombia (33), New Zealand (28), Algeria (27), Belarus (27), Lithuania (26), Croatia (23), Macedonia (23), Bangladesh (21), Costa Rica (19),  Lebanon (19), Bahamas Islands (18), Chili (18), Saudi Arabia (17),  Mauritius (15),  Bosnia-Herregovina (14), Dominican Republic (13), Czechia (12), Ecudor (11), Puerto Rico (11), Iraq (10),   Kazakhstan (10), Georgia (9),  Slovakia (9),  Cambodia (8),  Cyprus (8), Macau (8),  Panama (8), Peru (8), So Africa (8), Nigeria (7), Iceland (6), Jamaica (6), Sri Lanka ( 6),  Kenya (5), Kuwait (5),  Luxembourg (5), Tunisia (5), Bolivia (4), Iran (4), Jordan (4), Slovenia (4), Yeman (4), Albania (3), Antigua & Barbuda (3),  Barbatos (3), Ghana (3),  Palestinian Territories (3), Senegal (3),  Tajikistan (3), Uzbekistan (3), Belize (2), Benin (2),  Bermuda (2), Estonia (2),  Guaremala (2),  Haiti (2), Liechtenstein (2), Malta (2), Mongolia (2), Nepal (2), Paraguay (2), Trinidad-Tobago (2), Turks & Caicops Islands (2), Montenegro (2), Mozambique (2), Syria (2), US Virgin Islands (2) and one each from the following countries- Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Cameroon, Commonwealth of Dominica, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gambia,  Gabon, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea, Jersey, Madagascar, Myanmar/Burma, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Reunion, St Martyn, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistain, Zimbabue and across the United States (179,651).


We send our thanks, and hope you have enjoyed reading all about our Syracuse Music History- Ron Wray

Thanks to our other fantastic research team members - Pete Shedd & John D'Angelo along with Jessica Amidon, Nick Caplan, Lee Goodman, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Dave Novak Frank Rhodes, Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 191 - ROCKIN THE REDHOUSE EVENT HELD AT THE LANDMARK THEATER- JUNE 9, 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

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE"- CHAPTER 190 - SYRACUSE JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 35 GREAT YEARS-

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
(Fireworks)
The Mavericks

Saturday- June 10th, starting at 5 PM

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

Friday, June 2, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - CHAPTER 189 - SO SAD TO REPORT THE PASSING OF CNY MUSICAL GREAT AND LONGTIME FRIEND- BOB LINDBERG

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