Tuesday, March 28, 2017

HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - REACHES 245,186 HITS TO 148 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD - Turkmenistan (6/26), Guam (4/26), Azerbaijan (3/6), Czechia (3/1), Uzbekistian (1/11).

We now have 245,186  hits on our History of Syracuse Music "Official Site" coming from the following (148) different countries around the world.

Russia (21,555), Germany (10,130), France (5,880), Ukraine (4,123), United Kingdom (2,274), Poland  (1,857), Canada (996), China (919), Ireland (614), Spain (613), Japan (566),  Australia (533), Netherlands (514), Turkey (474), Latvia (452), Brazil (381), Malaysia (364), Indonesia (329), Armenia (335),  India (297),  Morocco (274), Singapore (261),  Romania (237),  Thailand (214), Italy (196), Pakistan (161), Philippine Islands (136), Czech Republic (122), Sweden (121), Vietnam (119), Portugal (119), Greece (117), So. Korea (116),  Switzerland (113), Isreal (110),  Argentina (94),  Mexico (91),  Denmark (86), Serbia (78), Belgium (77),  Taiwan (75),  Finland (72),  United Arab Emirates (55), Austraia(45), Bulgaria (43),   Egypt (43), Norway (42), Molova (40), Hong Kong (38), Hungry (38), Nicaragua (38), Venezuela (34), Colombia (33), New Zealand (28), Algeria (27), Belarus (27), Lithuania (26), Croatia (23), Macedonia (22), Bangladesh (19), Costa Rica (19),  Bahamas Islands (18), Chili (18), Lebanon (18), Saudi Arabia (17),  Mauritius (15),  Bosnia-Herregovina (14), Dominican Republic (13), Czechia (12), Puerto Rico (11), Ecuador (10),  Kazakhstan (10), Georgia (7),  Irag (9), Slovakia (9),  Cyprus (8), Macau (8),  Panama (8), Peru (8), So Africa (8), Cambodia (7),  Nigeria (7), Jamaica (6), Sri Lanka ( 6), Iceland (5), Kenya (5), Luxembourg (5), Tunisia (5), Bolivia (4), Kuwait (4), Slovenia (4), Yeman (4), Albania (3), Antigua & Barbuda (3),  Barbatos (3), Ghana (3), Iran (3), Jordan (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, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea, Jersey, Madagascar, Myanmar/Burma, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Reunion, St Martyn, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistain, Zimbabue and across the United States (175,143).


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.

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 CELEBRATES "RIDE FOR DIO EVENT" TO BENEFIT THE "RONNIE JAMES DIO MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND" JULY 9, 2017 AT NIGHTOWLS IN CORTLAND, NY - SIX BANDS TO PERFORM




Bands to perform at "Ride For Dio Event"- Sunday July 9 at Nightowls 
in Cortland, NY (Rt 11 in Polkville) to benefit the "Ronnie James Dio-
 Music Scholarship Fund". A ride and great day of fun and concert for a
 great cause......Music starts at 1 PM- till.... On a beautiful sunny day
Over 140 riders attended the jam packed event....Mc- Kat Walters (I-100 FM)

Dio Day Committee-
David "Rock" Feinstein, Dick Bottoff, Vince Faroni, Mimi Griswald, 
Kat Walters, Ron Wray

Nightowls- Larry Baker

Music starts at Nightowls at 1 PM in this order

1pm- Essentials, 2 pm- Joe Whiting Band, 3:30 pm-Pull, 
5 pm- Tailor Made Band, 6 pm- Schell-Austin & Company, 7 pm- Cafferty Band.


All six bands and its members that will perform July 9

Cafferty Band - (7 PM)
Joe Leo, Steve Corey, Brian Miles, Dan Austin, Jim Regan, Danielle Rausa,
Bill Strong, Mark Baxendale, Al Cutri

The Essentials - (1 PM)
Dick Bottoff, Mike Shawn Bob Halstrom, Larry Baker

Pull (3:30 PM)
Nate Horton, Jeff Garrale, Ed Kinney, Mike Bell

Rick Schell- Dan Austin & Company - (6 PM)
Rick Schell, Dan Austin, Garry Bordonaro, Lonnie Park, Bill Strong

Tailor- Made - (5 PM)
Tink Bennett, Chad Bennett, Caleb Lazenby, Mike McMullin, Derek Gasque

Joe Whiting Band- (2 PM)
Joe Whiting, Brian Barrigar, Tony Schimizzi, Rick Basha, John Martellano