Sunday, September 24, 2023



Chapter A    Sending 100's of Thank You's.. out to the following for over 61 Years of
                     helping us tell the History of Syracuse Music Story - Ron Wray
                    (See Chapter 205)

Chapter 1    A Look Back to the 1950's

Chapter 2    WOLF Radio Sandman Serenade & Dick Clark

Chapter 3    The Early Years & Big Bands

Chapter 4    First Syracuse Radio & Television Broadcasts

Chapter 5    Jimmy Cavallo, Alan Freed & The Early 1950's

Chapter 6    The Jazz Influence- Mark Murphy, Chris Powell, Anna Marie & Others

Chapter 7    Dixieland, Sal Nistico & Mangione Brothers

Chapter 8   Birth of Syracuse Rock

Chapter 9    WNDR Radio, Dandy Dan Leonard, Rhythm Cadets, The Eldaros
                      Little Jan, Jeff and The Notes w/ Duane Hitchings

Chapter 10   Calm Before the Storm- Rock & Roll Loses Some of It's Biggest Stars

Chapter 11   Early 1960's - Part 1

Chapter 12   Early 1960's - Part 2
                      Ronnie Dio, Bobby Comstock, Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars

Chapter 13   Sam and The Twisters

Chapter 14   New Sounds, New Bands, Syracuse University Music Influences-
                     Felix Cavaliere, Lou Reed, Mike  Esposito & Garland Jefferies

Chapter 15   The Beatles & British Invasion, Mid 60's & Bud Ballou

Chapter 16   Bud Ballou Leaves, Dale Dorman Arrives

Chapter 17   Three Rivers Inn Nightclub 1934-2001

Chapter 18   Bobby Comstock, Alan Freed, American Bandstand

Chapter 19   John Lennon & Yoko Ono at the Everson Museum - 1971

Chapter 20   Jimmy Cavallo - Then & Now

Chapter 21   Howie Wyeth - From Sidewinders to Jam Factory

Chapter 22   50 Year Career of Jazz Great - Mark Murphy (Updated)

Chapter 23   Sandy Bigtree & Bigtree Sisters

Chapter 24   Don Barber and The Dukes

Chapter 25   The Seven  (1969-1972) ** Updated**

Chapter 26   The Sermon  (1968-71)

Chapter 27   The Livin' Ennd (1967-1975)

Chapter 28   Ed Wool & the Nomads, Sure Cure, Pineapple Heard & Wool

Chapter 29   Great Record Stores in CNY 1950'S- 1980'S

Chapter 30   Suburban Amusement Park- Manlius, NY

Chapter 31   Ridgewoods are the roots of Dean Brothers, Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle,
                     Freewill & Jukin Bone

Chapter 32   Tex Roe- NYS Country Music Hall of Famer

Chapter 33   Dave Hanlon "Syracuse Hall of Fame Great" (Updated)
                    Hanlon a Sammy Hall of Famers was recently inducted into
                    the Rochester, NY Music Hall of Fame

Chapter 34   John Kane

Chapter 35   Irving Kaufman "Syracuse First Great Recording Artist 1914-1974

Chapter 36   Lloyd Baskin
                     (Updated )

Chapter 37   Famous Names Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1940-45

Chapter 38   The WHO in Syracuse 1969 & 1981

Chapter 39   Jazz Great - Chris Powell and The Blue Flames

Chapter 40   Ronnie France a Hall of Fame Musician "Who Plays from the Heart"

Chapter 41   WOLF Radio Welcomes Led Zeppelin to Syracuse 1969 & 1971

Chapter 42  Jimi Hendrix in Syracuse- May 4, 1969

Chapter 43  Dan Elliott from SAMMY's to Doo-Wop Hall of Fame (Updated)

Chapter 44   Eric Clapton w/ Derek & The Dominoes with special guest Duane
                     Allman Play Syracuse - December 2, 1970

Chapter 45   Elvis Presley Performs in Syracuse - July 25 & 27, 1976

Chapter 46   The Vikings (1962) to Carmen Licitra and The Vikings (1963-67)

Chapter 47   Jimmy Van Heusen

Chapter 48   Del Shannon's Syracuse Visits

Chapter 49   British Invasion - Searchers & Animals Play Syracuse in 1964

Chapter 50   Rolling Stones First Visit Syracuse- Oct 30, 1965

Chapter 51   First Syracuse War Memorial Rock & Roll Shows 1956-57

Chapter 52   Rolling Stones Return to Syracuse - July 6, 1966

Chapter 53   WOLF Radio Super Dances 1975-77

Chapter 54   Ten Famous Names Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1861-1905

Chapter 55   Famous Names Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1950-56

Chapter 56   Biggest Show of Star 1957 Review

Chapter 57   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1916-1929

Chapter 58  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY 1906-1915

Chapter 59   Do You Remember  1959-69 Syracuse Radio Hits ?

Chapter 60   Buddy Grealy Band

Chapter 61   Question- Ron During Your 40+ Years in Syracuse Music,
                     What are Your Top Ronnie James Dio Moments ?

Chapter 62   Clark Music Co. (1859- 2012), Syracuse Music icon closes it doors.

Chapter 63   Mark Bialczyk - "His Dedication Has No Bounds".

Chapter 64   Hall of Fame Fiddle King - Hal Casey Passes Away, Jan 17, 2012

Chapter 65   Women in Syracuse Music History 1950's- present.
                    Major listing of Women who contributed to our Syr Music success
                     (Update 7/24/ 2022)
Chapter 66   Sad to report the death of our friend Jean Gerber (Gerber Music)

Chapter 67   David "Rock" Feinstein Inducted into Syracuse Area Music Awards
                     Hall of Fame. Induction speech by Ron Wray - Nov 14, 2011.

Chapter 68    Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS) - Hall of Fame Inductees,
                     Lifetime Achievement & Music Educators Award winners. (1993-pres)

Chapter 69    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1958-1959)

Chapter 70    Rock & Roll movies hit Syracuse theaters (Loews State, Paramount,
                       R.KO. Keiths, Loews Strand, North & Salina Drive-In, others)
                       ( listing still in process)

Chapter 71    Syracuse Area Music Awards "Hall of Fame" Class of 2013.
                     Inducted on March 7, 2013 at Dinosaur Bar B Que
                     (Update- Ron Wray's induction speech of "The Seven')

Chapter 72   "New Dio" products hit market on May 28 (DVD, Blu Ray, Cd, Vinyl)

Chapter 73   "The Madisons"/ "Billy Kidd & The Madisons" includes Chuck
                      Roberts, Johnny Whipple, Carl Irvine, Terry Golden, Jimmy Foran

Chapter 74    The History of Syracuse Music Album /Cd series celebrates 42+ years
                     since snowy December 1970. Here's who was there at the beginning

Chapter 75    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1960)
                     (updated- see Chapter 104)

Chapter 76    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1962)

Chapter 77    Utica's famed "Mouseketeer" Annette Funicello dies at age 70.

Chapter 78    Jack Belle- "Mr Concert"  His concerts and professionalism brought
                      us to a new high". Concert list is amazing..(Updated)

Chapter 79   "Rockin the Redhouse" Benefit Event @ Palace Theater- May 31, 2013

Chapter 80   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1963).

Chapter 81    Passing of Syracuse R&B great "Little" Willie Gatewood,at  age 75

Chapter 82    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1964)

Chapter 83   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1965)

Chapter 84 - New Dio "Magica" Deluxe Edition 2 Cd set & Just Joe's new Cd
                    "So The Story Goes" highlights June releases

Chapter 85 - David "Rock" Feinstein New CD "Clash of Armour" released
                    The Rods get ready to rock Brazil in July.

Chapter 86 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1966)

Chapter 87 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1967)

Chapter 88 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1968)

Chapter 89 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1969)

Chapter 90 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1970)

Chapter 91 - Three Syracuse Area Music Hall of Famers (SAMMY's) release Cd's-
                     Mark Doyle & The Maniacs, David "Rock" Feinstein and the band
                     The Seven (Chuck Mellone, Chuck Sgroi, Chuck Wheeler, Frank Sgroi,
                     Russo, Al Ruscito, Tommy Forest).

Chapter 92 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1971)

Chapter 93- More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1972)

Chapter 94- More Famous People Who Performed in CNY (1973)

Chapter 95- Two great Central New York artists release super Cds in July
                    JUST JOE & FULTON CHAIN GANG.

Chapter 96-  The Rods - Live video's hit the internet- Hurricane Sandy Benefit
                     May 11, 2013  & "New" complete set video from Brazil- July 28, 2013.
                     Rods are- David "Rock" Feinstein, Carl Canedy & Garry Bordonaro

Chapter 97-  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1974)

Chapter 98 - More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1975)

Chapter 99-  NIJI Entertainment releases  "New" Ronnie James Dio "Snapshot"
                     10-track Cd (6 Live) on Tuesday, August 20

Chapter 100 - From the Sidewinders to Jam Factory. From playing the SU Campus,
                       signing with EPIC Record and playing the famed Fillmore West

Chapter 101- More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1976)

Chapter 102 - Two Former ELF Members "Rock" Feinstein & Mickey Lee Soule
                       Still Touring The World

Chapter 103  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1961) update

Chapter 104  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1960) update

Chapter 105  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1959) update

Chapter 106  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1958) update

Chapter 107  Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1957) update

Chapter 108   Three New 8MM Videos of Ronnie Dio & The Prophets found.

Chapter 109   Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1956)

Chapter 110   The Rods "Vengeance" Album released on 12 inch colored vinyl
                       in Germany by High Roller Records. Includes - Dio track.

Chapter 111   Upbeat TV Show out of Cleveland featured many CNY Artists
                       Ronnie Dio & Prophets, Larry Santos, The Seven, Wool, etc

Chapter 112   Passing of Rock Hall of Famer & SU Alumni- Lou Reed at 71
                        Former Syracuse University grad, musician and music legend.

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

Chapter 113    Syracuse Area Music Awards Announce 2014 Dates for Awards
                        Show & Hall of Fame Event.

Chapter 114    The Emeralds 1955-58 
Chapter 115    Dio at Dominos LP (Released  by JOVE Records in 1963)
                        Ronnie Dio & The Prophets, LP  song listing & liner notes
Chapter 116    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1976)

Chapter 117    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1977)

Chapter 118    Native Syracusan artist / producer Chris Goss "Sound City- Real To
                      Reel" Soundtrack nominated for 2014 Grammy Award. Cd includes
                      Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield & others.
Chapter 119    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1978)
                        Includes Frank Sinatra, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Santana etc

Chapter 120    Everly Brothers first visit Syracuse September 16, 1957, then return
                       four other times. Plus a stop near by at the Turning Stone Casino.                  

Chapter 121   Mark Doyle's many musical talents continues to make CNY a better
                       place to live (Career update)

 Chapter 122  Syracuse Area Music Awards 2014- Hall of Fame & Award Show
                      Dates, Show times and information..March 6-7, 2014

                      March 6- Sammys Hall of Fame Induction & Special Awards
                                        held at Dinosaur Bar B Que- Syracuse, NY

                      Sammys- Syracuse New Times- "Lifetime Achievement Award to-
                       Ronnie James Dio

                      Sammys- Music Educator Award to- John Games

                      Sammys Hall of Fame- Flashcubes, Art Robins, Gerber Music,
                      Tiffault Family, Homel-Alaniz Band

                       MC- Dave Frisina ("The Rebel")

                      March 7- Sammys Award Show -Palace Theater-Syracuse, NY
                         Live band performances & Awards

                        Live Bands who performed-
                                 Brownskin Band, Mike McKay Band, The Goonies
                                 Pale Green Stars,
                                 Flashcubes (Reunion) w/ special guest Tom Kenny

                          MC- Skip Murphy

Chapter 123     Syracuse Area Music Awards- 2014 Results from Palace Th  3/7

Chapter 124     Ronnie James Dio "Lifetime Achievement Award" sponsored by the
                        Syracuse New Times. Induction speech given by Ron Wray at
                        SAMMYs Awards Hall of Fame event the evening of March 6

Chapter 125    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY (1979)

Chapter 126    Jim O'Brien  "34 Year Syracuse Radio Legend"

Chapter 127    2014 "Rockin The Redhouse" Benefit Concert at Landmark Theater
                        April 25, 2014. Band performing, sponsors, 2014 Band Winner.

Chapter 128    Listing of Syracuse & CNY Record & Music Stores though
                        the years. (Updated 1/14/ 2019)

Chapter 129   Great "British Invasion" Acts that played CNY in 1960's

Chapter 130    CNY World Music News-  Rods return from Spain Metal Fest
                       and Sweden Rock Festival of 78 bands.

                        New Dio Tribute 2 Lp set  to be released on RED Vinyl

Chapter 131     Career of Charlie Bertini & 30 Years of Apple Jazz Festival
Chapter 132      Dinosaur Radio's History of Syracuse Rock and Roll "Then and
                         Now" live music series at Pensabene's Rest 135 State Fair Blvd.
                          Syracuse, NY 13204 (between West Genesee & Hiawatha Blvd)

Chapter 133     Sad to report the passing of Syracuse Legendary Radio
                         Broadcaster Dale Dorman at age 71 in Tewksbury, Mass on
                        Oct 21, 2014. Short story here- you can see total updated career
                        on Chapter 16.

Chapter 134     National Record Store Day- November 28, 2014- Rhino
                         Records releases "New" DIO- "This Is Your Life" Limited
                         Edition 12 " Vinyl Picture Disc (5,500 copies only). This
                         tribute compilation also contain Side B-  'Live Tracks"- Neon
                         Knights, Rainbow in the Dark, Straight Through the Heart.
                         Along with tribute tracks by Anthrax, Halestorm and others.

Chapter 135    New Year's Eve 2014  Central New York- Happenings

Chapter 136    Syracuse Area Music Awards - 2015 Hall of Fame Class,
                       Lifetime Achievement and Music Educator Award Winners
                       Loren Barriger, Bobby Comstock, Chris Goss, The Works.
                       Lifetime Achievement Award- Jon Fishman.
                       Music Educator- David Rezak.
                      Plus- Listing of All 2015 Sammy Award Winners.

Chapter 137   Syracuse Area Music Awards- Bobby Comstock's Sammys
                       Hall of Fame Induction speech March 5th by Ron Wray

Chapter 138   Onondaga Historical Assn. open "New" Museum Exhibit "Salt
                      City Rock"- History of Rock N Roll in Syracuse - Feb 20, 2015

Chapter 139    Broadcasting Legend Ron Bee passes away- March 18, 2015

Chapter 140   Tony Trischka, Peter Asher, Jeff Alan Ross appear as surprise
                       special guests on History of Syracuse, Rock n Roll, "Then & Now"
                      live Creek Creek union show at Pensabene's Sunday April 12, 2015.

Chapter 141    The Passing of Thomas M. Royal leader of 1950's vocal group
                        the Emeralds (1955-57)

Chapter 142    Dinosaur Radio History of Syracuse Rock n Roll  "Then and Now"
                       live shows reunites Sammy Hall of Famer The Sandy Bigtree  Band
                       May 31, 2015 at Penebene's. Also 20+ Syr musical great return.

Chapter 143    Ronnie James Dio- 5th Year Memorial Events to be held in Los
                       Angles, Ca- May 15-17, 2015

Chapter 144   Loren Barriger honored by Jordan-Eldbridge High with "Graduate
                      of Distinction" award- May 27, 2015.

Chapter 145   Dio Day Cortland June 20, 2015- Ronnie James Dio Music
                      Scholarship Fund Concert- Saturday at J.M. McDonald Sports
                     Complex... 9 acts. Including The Rods, Cafferty Band, Timeline,
                     Blue Monday, Black & Blue (Austin & Schell), Sons of Sabbath

Chapter 146   Songs that Charted #1 on WOLF, WNDR, BIG 50 surveys on July 4
                       1959- 1988. Also CNY Music happening July 4.

Chapter 147   Say goodbye to Sports O Rama - Opened December 17, 1959

Chapter 148   WOLF-WNDR Radio celebrates 75th Anniversary with huge reunion
                       event on Saturday- August 8, 2015. Many greats return to Syracuse,
                       a total list of those attending provided.

Chapter 149   Passing of Walt's Record Shop GM/Operator Eddie Grudynski at 92

Chapter 150   Howie Wyeth Story- SU to the national music scene.

Chapter 151   Otis & The All Night Workers- Otis Smith, Lloyd Baskin, others

Chapter 152    "RESPECT"- CNY Celebrates Women in Music at "Sold Out"
                          Palace Theater- November 13, 2015

                          Also see Chapter 65- Women in Syracuse Music History-update

Chapter 153   Syracuse's Palace Theater Hosts - 'That Metal Show" w/ Eddie Trunk,
                      Jim Florentine & Don Jamieson- Saturday Night-  November 14, 2015

Chapter 154   Greg Spencer's Blue Wave Records Celebrates 30 years of great music
                      releases on December 27, 2015 at the Palace Theater.

Chapter 155 - Passing of FIVE more rock figures- Glenn Frey,  David Bowie,
                     Gary Loizzo, Dale Griffin & Troy Shondell.

Chapter 156    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY -1980

Chapter 157    More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1981

Chapter 158   Syracuse Area Music Awards this week at Dinosaur Bar B Que (Hall
                      of Fame Inductions) also Awards Show at the Palace Theater- Mar 3-4.
                      (Updated) For Sammys Award winners see Chapter `162) 

Chapter 159   Syracuse Musicians win Top Awards- Hanlon, Nanni, Lyons Jr

Chapter 160    The Rods (Feinstein, Canedy, Bordonaro) hit the road touring
                       The Netherlands & Germany during April 2016

Chapter 161   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY-1982

Chapter 162    Syracuse Area Music Award Winners at Palace Theater- 3/4

Chapter 163   Rockin the Redhouse Benefit event  hits the Landmark Theater on
                       Friday March 11, 2016 as 8 Bands perform- Results included..

Chapter 164   Sad loss of singer, actor, entertainer Franke Michaels 3/30/2016

Chapter 165    John Lennon's Sister & Mersey Beatles visits Syracuse  May 5th
Chapter 166   Another Beatles Visits & Performs in CNY- June 3, 2016-
                       Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band play new Lakeview Amphitheater.

Chapter 167    Two Great New Ronnie James Dio Box Sets released by Rhino W/ Br
                        The first a 6-Cd remastered Box (July 22, 2016), then a vinyl version
                        6 LP's Box w/ special 45 RPM included (October 3, 2016).

Chapter 168   Paul McCartney's "One on One" Tour rocks Washington's Verizon
                       Center , Aug 9, 2016 with Syracuse Music contingent watching.
                       Plus Joe English's tracks on new "Pure McCartney" 4 Cd package.

Chapter 169   More Famous People Who Have Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1983

Chapter 170    Brain Wilson along with  Herman's Hermits w/ Peter Noone rock the
                        New York  State Fair Aug 29, 2016.

Chapter 171   Ridgestock II 2016 at The Ridge in Chittenango, NY  brings together
                       50+ of  Central New Yorks greatest musicians to celebrate the music
                       of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Chapter 172     Wilkesbury Brigade Band- Celebrate 40 year reunion- Sept 25,
                         2016 at Pensabenes - Tommy Forest, Joe Rao, Mike Campbell,
                         Tim Cleary &  Warren Paschetto, taking the stage one more
                         time w/  Dave Novak and the  PartyNuts.

Chapter 173    Ladies Night at the Palace Theater- November 12, 2016, 18 very
                        talented and musically amazing women performed  One Night Only.

Chapter 174    Day all Broadcast Media joined together to aid the "March of Dimes"
                       at WNYS TV-9 - January 17, 1965.

Chapter 175   Ronnie James Dio Inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal
                       History  - January 18, 2017 in Anaheim, CA

Chapter 176   Pensabene's final Dinosaur Radio's History of Syracuse Rock N Roll
                       "Then and Now" Live Concert held on Sunday- December 4, 2016.
                        Christmas Extravaganza stars Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb,
                        The Coachmen, Sheela Tucker, Bob Brown  & History of Syracuse
                        All-Star Band before a jammed pack crowd.

Chapter 177   Joe Whiting leads another great Syracuse Christmas Event at  the
                      Cathedral with many stars performing live December 8-10, 2016

Chapter 178   Syracuse vocalist Don Forbes became the 18th singing ringmaster for
                       the Ringling Brothers- Barnum Bailey Circus in 1958. Also performs
                        with Tommy Doresy & Les Elgart Orchestras.

Chapter 179   Greg Spencer's "Great Salt City Blues Concert" Rocks The Palace
                      Theater  December 26, 2016

 Chapter 180  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1983

Chapter 181  More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1984
Chapter 182    More Famous People Who  Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1985
Chapter 183     Syracuse Area Music Awards presents Vincent Falcone with
                        there "Lifetime Achievement Award"  on March 2, 2017.
                         Update- Vince Falcone passed away Mar 24 at age 79.

Chapter 184    CNY celebrates "Ride For Dio" Event- July 9, 2017 at Nightowls.
                        "Ride"and packed crowd for great day of fun and music, with 6 bands
                        performing to benefit the "Ronnie James Dio Music Scholarship Fund"

Chapter 185     The passing of Chuck Berry with listing of his Syracuse & CNY
                         appearances 1956-2001

Chapter 186    Syracuse University- Carrier Dome Announces Paul McCartney will
                        perform in concert on Saturday- September 23, 2017.

Chaptet 187   CNY Artists continue to tour the World and on some very historic
                       stages. Dave Northrup, Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb, Savoy
                       Brown (DeSalvo, Grimm, Simmonds) and Mickey Lee Soule.

Chapter 188   Allman Bros, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickie Betts, Devon
                       Allman performances in Syracuse & CNY.

Chapter 189    The passing of great CNY Musician- Bob Lindberg   June 1, 2017         

Chapter 190    Syracuse Jazz Fest celebrates 35 Great Years- June 9 & 10 at OCC

Chapter 191    Rockin the Redhouse event held at Landmark Theater- June 9, 2017.

Chapter 192   More Famous People Who Performed or Spoke in CNY- 1986

Chapter 193   The Rods to perform in Tokyo at Japanese Assault Fest Nov 4-5

Chapter 194    CNY hold benefit and concert to honor late drummer Mike Secreti

Chapter 195  Mark Doyle & Joe Whiting reunite for One Special Night in Auburn
                      (Story coming Soon)

Chapter 196   Dinosaur Radio History of Syracuse Music "Classic Canteen" Live
                       Show # 19 features Little Queen Band & History of Syracuse Music
                       All-Star Band 19 Musicians at Liverpool Holiday Inn- Sunday Sept 10
                        (Story coming soon)

Chapter 197    Paul McCartney performs at Syracuse's Carrier Dome- Sept 23, 2017
                        before some 35,000 +++ fans.

Chapter 198   David "Rock" Feinstein releases new tribute Cd to his cousin Ronnie
                       James Dio "Hail and Fairwell" on Hollywood Island Label- Oct 2017.

Chapter 199   Syracuse Music History scene losses another great- Bill Elmiger
                       October 26, 2017 at age 74 in  Lynchburg, Virginia..

Chapter 200    Sudden tragic loss of Syracuse All-Time Singing Great Vocalist-
                       Tommy Forset- Tuesday November 7, 2017
                        (Story coming soon)

Chapter 201      Great performers highlight History of Syracuse Rock N Roll
                          "Classic Canteen "Live Christmas Show at Liverpool Holiday Inn-
                          Dec 3, 2017- Joe Whiting Band, Loren Barrigan, CNY Songbirds,
                          and vocalist Gary Branch.
Chapter 202      Hammond Jammin XIV return to Dinosaur Bar B Que- Feb 25th  

Chapter 203     Syracuse Area Music Awards Honors New Hall of Fame Class..
                         2018- John Cadley, Dove, Stacey Waterman, MaryJo Spillane.
                          Plus Music Educator & Lifetime Achievement Awards

Chapter 204      Rockin the Redhouse Live Event- Landmark Theater 3/24/2018

Chapter 205    Sending 100's of thanks to all of you who helped tell the Syracuse
                        Music Story to Me, Over the past 55 Years,

Chapter 206    CNY Music Community Sadden with the Sudden Passing of
                         Music Legend- DON BARBER

Chapter 207    Rick Cua Tribute Show held Sunday July 29 at Barbagallos,
                        Totally "SOLD OUT"..Many of Rick s musical friends returned
                        to perform and pay tribute.

Chapter 208    Two longtime classic Syracuse Bands to share the stage in one
                        memorable event- Isreal Hagan & Stroke along with Wilkesbury
                        Brigade-  Sunday - Oct 7, 2018
                        (story coming soon)

Chapter 209    Todd Hobin Band's Rockin Christmas Event  w Dean Brothers.
                        In great historic show at Sharkeys- Sunday, Dec 16, 2018

Chapter 210   Syracuse Area Music Award Winners & Hall of Famers Mar 7-8, 2019

Chapter 211     Code Red Label from UK releases ELF - "ELF" album on Cd with 16
                         page booklet telling Dio- ELF's band history from Prophets-Cindells
                        days. Found another copy in Russia this week.

Chapter 212    Dio Day Cortland, July 14, 2019 at Night Owls, "Ride for Ronnie"

Chapter 213    First Ever History of Syr Rock N Roll - HORN JAM Oct 13, 2019

Chapter 214    Sad to announce the passing of a legend "Jimmy Cavallo" 12/2/19
                        (Coming soon)

Chapter 215`   The passing of another rock legend "Bobby Comstock at age 78
                         Thursday- January 9, 2020. Sammy Hall of Famer in 2015.
                         (Coming soon)

Chapter 216     Syracuse Area Music Awards 2020 Winners & Hall of Fame.

Chapter 217     Hammond Jammin XVI Return Dinosaur Bar B Que- Feb 23, 2020
                         Gerry Testa, Bill Barry, Michael Davis, Lawless Bros, Jon LeRoy.

Chapter 218     Rockin the Redhouse Live Event- Landmark Theater-  Feb 28, 2020
                         Won by Lockheed Martin- Defense Mechanism for Third Straight Yr.

Chapter 219    Passing of another great Syracuse Music Legend- Mario DeSantis.

Chapter 220   Sad passing of Syr Music Legend Bill Gerber (Gerber Music Stores)
                       on Friday May 23, 2020                 

Chapter 221    CNY Music scene loses another great- the passing of Chet Andrews
                       on  Monday July 28, 2020. Syracuse One Stop, Trancontinental

Chapter 222 Celebrating 58 years of documenting Syracuse Music History dating 
                     back to  Dec 10, 1962
Chapter 223 Sadly announcing the passing of 20+ year music veteran Mark Gibson.

Chapter 224  The passing of CNY Musical great George Feltman, co-founder 
                      of the band Atlas a great friend to so many dies at 63.. 

 Chapter 225 - The loss of one of the Builders of the History of Syracuse Music 
                        Album series & Blog site- Pete Shedd passes away on Sunday 
                        Sept 12, 2021. 

 Chapter 226- Saddened by the loss of another Best Friend and key Contributor to
                        the success of the Syracuse Of Syracuse Music series- Mike Ferrante
                        on December 215, 2021 at age 72, 

 Chapter 227- SAMMY 2022 Hall of Fame Class & Music Educator & Lifetime 
                       Achievement Award winner announced- Feb 8, 2022.
Chapter 228- Ronnie James Dio Film Documentary "Dreamers Never Die" Premieres March 17, 2022 at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Chapter 229- Cumulus Ends Dave Frisina's Amazing 45 Year Syracuse Media Run on Monday Night March 28, 2022
Chapter 230- So sad to report the passing of Syracuse Music Great- Chuck Wheeler of the bands- The Seven & Avengers and others, Then on April 26 losing guitarist John DiLauro of The Starngers, Carnage & Smokin.
Chapter 231 Syracusan Libba Cotton to be Inducted into Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. ,/div> ,/div> Chapter 232 The return of Syracuse Jaxx Fest to Clinton Sqaure in Downtown 2022.
Chapter 233 Sir Paul McCartney Rocks The Dome, 35,000+ Attn In Syracuse- June 4, 2022
Chapter 234 Ronnie James Dio Day Cortland 2022 at Night Owls Another grear success. ,/div> ,/dic> Chapter 235 Syracuse- Syracuse CNY Music Scene loses two more Treasured music veterans in August 2022- Cuck Cavallaro & Bob Papaleoni Chapter 236- Ronnie James Dio Film Documentary of his life and music legacy released to theaters around the world Sept 28 & October 2, 2022. Chapter 239 Dio Documentary to be released on DVD / BluRay= September 29, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Friday, May 5, 2023

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022


The long awaited Ronnie James Dio Film Documentary "Dreamers Never Die" was released by BMG in Assication with 9.14 Pictures in many hundreds of theaters around the World on Wednesday September 28 and again on Sunday Oct 2, 2022. This super wonderful legendary Dio Documentary was Produced by Don Argott & Sheehan M. Joyce, Exeuctive Producers- Wendy Dio and Kathy Rivkin Daum (BMG), Directed by Don Argott & Demian Fenton.Cinematographer- Don Argott, Editor- Demian Fenton. Update.... The Dio Film Documentary will air on Television on Showtime starting Thursday Dec 1, 2022 and still airing into May 2023. Also be streamed on Showtime. Announced in May 2023 that the Dio Documentary will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray in September 2023. Folks interviewed in the film included- Doug Aldrich, Vinny Appice, Sebastian Bach, Jack Black, Dick Bottoff, Geezer Bulter, Don Coscarelli, Wyn Davis, Total Sound Recording, Wendy Dio, Don Dokken, David "Rock" Feinstein, Lita Ford, Roger Glover, Craig Goldy, Rob Halford, John Harrell, Glenn Hughes, Tony Iommi and Ron Wray.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022


I started my Syracuse Music History search on December 10, 1962 some 60 years ago and our History of Syracuse Music album series seven years later.  I would like to thank the following who have dedicated hundreds of hours helping me collect information, bios, photos, posters, backstage passes, 331/3, 45, 78 rpm records & picture discs, cylinders, Cd's, cassettes, 8 track tapes, 8 mm recordings, live recordings, artist memorabilia, studio acetate demos, artwork, giving interviews, Video's (DVD's, Beta, VHS, Lazerdiscs) and sending and receiving items from all over the world. Thanks for making the History of Syracuse Music Story what it is today - Ron Wray.

Very special thanks to the one guy who's put up with all the craziness through 60 years, almost every day, my great friend Pete Shedd.

Plus keys to my research David Rezak, Jack Belle, Dave Novak, George Day, Ronnie James Dio, Nick Caplan, Mike Ferrante, Chet Andrews, Don Bombard, Lee Goodman, Sue Mackay, Sydney Irving, Jessica Amidon, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Ted Storto, Frank Rhodes, Randy Kenyon, Greg Spencer, Joe Rao, Rick Cua, Frank DeFonda, Joe Whiting, Dave Porter, David "Rock" Feinstein, Carl Canedy, Paul Shedd, Stephen Shedd, Dick Bottoff, Bobby Comstock, John D'Angelo, Dave Hanlon, Tom Rozzano, Dave Northrup, John Dittrich, Rick Schell, "Dandy Dan" Leonard, Jim Sims, Pat DeSalvo, Ben Mauro, Joe Leo, Mickey Palumbo, Chris Goss, Rick Chisholm, Tapio Keihanen, Dave Proia, Juan Junco, Sandy Roe, Roy Coston, Loren Barrigar, Greg Spencer, Mickey Lee Soule, Alan Clark,Rick Snyder, Jim O'Brien, Bebo Singleton, Vince Taft, Bob DelVecchio, Dave Murray, Don Argott, Demian Fenton, Pellet Sean Pelletier, Tommy Nast, Steve Leeds, Mike Campbell,Brian Meagan, Kevin Farrell,Jeff Gordon, Chris Tso, Mike Marzullo, Earl Hamilton,Liz Nowak  

History of Syracuse Music "Official Site" now at 465,049 strong>ts to many-many different countries around the world. 

PS- Still working on our History of Syracuse Music "Official" Book project now over 8,505   pages and that's not including photos.

Very Special Thanks to:

Jessica Amidon, Don Barber, Loren Barrigar, Jack Belle,  Tink Bennett, Charlie Bertini, Mark Bialczak, Sandy Bigtree, Jack O. Bocchino, Don Bombard (Bob Shannon), Garry Bordonaro, Dick Bottoff, Ally Brown, Brian Burke, Carl Canedy, Nick Caplan, Guy Capone, John Carapella, Mike Carapella, Rick Carapella, Howie Castle, Chuck Cavallaro, Jimmy Cavallo, Jeff Chappelle, Dick Clark, Bobby Comstock, Bobby Comstock Jr,  Karen Crego, Rick Cua, John D'Angelo, Michael Davis, George Day, Justin DeAmbra, Tom DeAmbra, Dean Brothers (John, Bob, Peter Dean), Bill DeLapp, MaryAnn Deming, Pat DeSalvo, Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, John Dittrich, Mike Donohue, Mark Doyle, Dan Elliott, Bill Elmiger, Jim Falsey, Kevin Farrell, Mike Featherstone, David "Rock" Feinstein, Denise Feinstein, Mike Ferrante, Jan Fetterly, "Big Mike" Fiss, Debbie Foley, Craig Fox, Tim Fox, Gary Frenay, Dave Frisina, John  Gabriel, Rick Gary, Bill Gerber III, Jeff Gersbacher, Nancy Gersbacher, Joe Glisson, Ann Goehner, Lee Goodman, Chris Goss, Bobby Green, Mike Greenstein, Holly Gregg, Isreal Gahan, Bob Halligan Jr, Dave Hanlon, Dugan Henhawk, Todd Hobin, Mark Hoffmann, Tim Huppman (Rick Ryder), Sydney Irving, Juan Junco, John Kane, Jenna Kenyon, T.J. Kenyon, Randy Kenyon, Sean Kirst, Kate Kolb, Joe LaGuardia, Gary Lavancher, Ronnie Leigh, Joe Leo, Deb Lewis, "Dandy" Dan Leonard, Bob Lindberg, Thomas Little, Bob Lowry, Sue MacKay, John Mangicaro, Ben Mauro, Joe Montoya, Skip Murphy, Dave Murray, Tommy Nast, Kim Neal, Mickey Nicotra, Dave Northrup, Dave Novak, Rod Novak, Liz Nowak, Jim O'Brien, Patsy & Anna Padavona, Mickey Palumbo, Jim Pantas, Dave Pasternack, Terry Pensabene, "Little Jan" Perolla, Henry Perone, Gary Podsiedlik, Dave Porter, David Rezak, Dusty Rhodes, Frank Rhodes, Dave Ridgeway, Art Robins, The Rods,  Sandy Roe, Tom Rozzano, Nick Russo,  Joe Sawmiller, Dean Schachtel, Chuck Sgroi, Paul Shedd, Pete Shedd, Stephen Shedd, Bob Sherman (Bob Lowry), Don Shoudy, Jim Sims, Dick "Rick" Snyder, Mickey Lee Soule, Greg Spencer, Ted Storto, Randy Tennant, Gerry Testa, Carol Thoryk-O'Leary, Chris Tso, Stacey Waterman, Bill Weiss, Joe Whiting, Jack Wolak, Al Wolf  and the "Official" Ronnie James Dio Fan & Facebook pages & NIJI Entertainment Group, Cortland Ronnie James Dio Day Committee.

Thanks also to:

Colin Aberdeen, Jack Abert, Donna Acchione, Glenn "Gomez" Adams, Mike Adams, Marc Albert,  Marv Albert, Dave Alexander, Bill Ali, Tommy Allen, Joe Altier (Just Joe), Sam Amato, Andy Anderson, Deborah Kelly Anderson, Andy Andrews, Mike Andrews, Elaine Angell, Mike Angiolilio, Tim Anthony, Mike Apel, Kathy Arlotta, Larry Arlotta, Paul Armstrong, Frank Arrigo, Jimmy Ashby, Bass King Avery, Dan Austin, Buke Babikian, Jeff Bachstein, Bob Baggett, Barry Baker, Chris Baker, Larry Baker, Bill Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Bud Ballou, Sam Barone, Brain Barrigar, Kevin Barrigar, Rick Barry, Howie Bartolo, Rick Basha, Lloyd Baskin, Terry Beacham, John Beardsley,  Jeff W. Beck, "Stereo" Steve Becker, Ron Bee, Greg Belinski, Dick Belle,  Tink Bennett, Mary Bigtree, Len Bilotti, Bernie Binnick (Swan Records), Jim Birmingham, Billy Blanchard, Enrique Blanco, Ron Bloom, Teddy Boileau, Bouchard Brothers, Gary Branch, Frank Brandon, Alan Braum, Laura Brazak,  Lafayette Breland, Frank Briggs, Gary Briggs, Julie Briggs, Steve Brodie, Peter Brohl, Brouther Vic, Ally Brown, Bill Brown, Bob Brown, Dave Brown,  Don (Ryan) Brown, Jerry Brown,  John Brown, John T. Brown, Mike "Smokey" Brown, Steve Brown (SubCat), Rolland Brunet, Dominick Bruno, Dave Bullard, Sera Bullis, Mike Burke, Rolland Burnett, Tim  Burns, John Cadley, Cathy Cadley, Carl Cafrarelli, Victoria Calandra, Jerry Cali, Kit Cali, Mike Campbell,  Cresenzo Capece Jr, John Capazzolo, Eric Capotto, Dickie Capotto, Rock Carbone, Herm Card,  Bill Carey, Mike Carletta, Brian Carr,  John Carucci, Ron Caruana, Mard Caselle, Mike Casale. Paul Case,  Felix Cavalierre, Peter C. Cavanaugh, Jon Celi, Paulie Cerra, Chuck Chao, Rick Charles (Yacobush), Rick Chisholm, Dan Christy, Skip Clark, Bernie Clarke, Tim Cleary, Denyse Clifford, Donna (Brohl) Cochran, Len Colella, Stan Colella, Augusto Collacchi, Donna Colton,  Jim Campagna (Ch 9), Debbie Condon, T.J. Condon, Dennis Connors (OHA),  Bill Cooper, Mark Copani,  Steve Corey, Tom Corradino,  Roy Coston, Joe Couch, Tom Coulter, Bob Couse, Danny Coward, Michael Coward, Ashley Cox, Jimmy Cox,  Windy Craig, Michael Crissan, Fred Crittela, Buzzy Cua, Nick Cua, Ron Curtis,  Frank Cutri

Jacquie Dacey, Baron Daemon (Mike Price), Phil Dallesandro, Ronnie Dark, Billy Davidson, Jordan Davies, James K. Davis,  Tony "Oscar" Davis, Joe Davoli, Alyssa Day, Ann Day, Desiree Day, Tommy DeAmbra, Justin DeAmbra, Kevin Dean, Leila Dean, Kal Dee, Kent DeFelice, Joe DeFio,  Frank Dehner,  Josh Dekaney, Bill DeLapp, Dick Deline, Jim Deline, Bob Dell, John DeMaso, Joe DeMaso, John DeMaio, John Denega, Gary Dennis, Ron DeRollo, Maria DeSantis, Mario DeSantis, , Mike Desnoyers, Scott DeVaul, John Diano,  Joe DiCiano, Chuck DiCosmo, Danny Di Imperio, Jack DiLauro, Rocco DiMento, Dan Dishaw, Scott Dixon, Joe Donelan, Mike Donohue, Kat Dooley-Wandersee, Chuck Dorgan, Dale Dorman, Kevin Dorsey, Liz Lanza Doyle, Gary Driscoll, Gary Dunes,  Dan Dunn, Bill Dutch, Mike Easterly, Dan "Cato" Eaton, Bill Eberhardt, George Egosarian, Tom Emmi, Bob English, Joe English, Mike Estep, Susan Etherington (OHA), Chris Eves, Paul Fairbanks, Jennifer Falco, Jimmy Falco, Tony Fallico, Don Familo, Vince Faraoni, Kevin Farrell, Donnie Farrington, Frank Farnsworth, Jeff Favallo, Charlie Featherstone,  Frank Feinstein, Nancy Fetterly, Kim Fetters, Tom Finn, Conan Fioramonti, Ben Fiore, Jon Fishman, Don Fitzgerald,  Todd Fitzsimmons, Dave Flansburg, Max Flansburg, Herb Flower, Charrie Foglio, Jimmy Foran, Don Forbes, Earl V. Ford Jr., Tommy Forest, Ron France, Alan Frank, Andrew Frazo, Jimmy Frech, Liz Friedel, Mark Fryer, Sam Furco, Mick Fury, Joe Galuski,  Greg Gannett, Matt Gee, Michael "Mickey" Gentile, Lisa Gentile, Dave Gersony, Howard Gersony, Tom Giamceuski, Mark Gibson, Dave Gnatowski, Gary Goal, Maury Goldberg, Terry Golden, John Goodwin, Jeffrey Gordon, Mike Goss, Warren Gradus, Austin Gravelding, Matt Gray, Dan Green, Garnett Grimm, Mimi Griswold, Fred Grosche, Kurt Grow. Keith Gruber, Gary & Ed Grudynski.

Isreal Hagan,  Marcia Hagan, Sylvestor Hagan, John Halko, Garry Hall, John T. Hall, Bob Halligan Jr, Bob Halstrom, Ed Hamell, Bobby Hamilton, Earl Hamilton.  Nanci Hammond, B.J. Hayes, Mike & Eileen Heagerty, Amy Hebert, Kristopher Heels, Stu Heinrich, Peter Heitzman, Tom Helsher, Maureen Henesey, Pete Hennessy, Dugan Henhawk, Tim Herron, Duane Hitchings, Jerry Hludzik (The Buoys),  Shawn Hobin, Bob Hodge, Pat Hodson,  Anna Hoffmann, Eva Hoffmann, Gustav Hoffmann, Nancy Lorraine Hoffmann, Blaine Holcomb, Jack Holton, Bob Holz, Tom Honan, Tony Hooper, Greg Hoover, David Hormel, Fred Horton, Nate Horton, Rob Hoston, Tom Hosmer, Rob Host, Matt Hotaling, Larry Hoyt, Sue Hullar, Tom Hunter (OHA), Harold Hyde, Jon Insel, Earl Irons, Carl Irvine, Scott Irving, Paul Iskander, Greg Italiano, Mike Jachles, Greg Jackson, Jam Factory, Ron Jarman, Joe Jewell, Joanna Jewett, Jimmy Johns, Jeff Jones, W. Jeffrey Jones, Andy Jordan, Art Judge, Mike Julian, Juan Junco, Mike Kallet, Mark Kalsuga, Bob Kane, Joel Kane, Lou Kaplan,  Ron Kaussner, Irving Kaufman, Ron Keck (SubCat Studio), Tapio Keihanen, Kathy Kellish, Jim Kelley,  Nancy Kelly, John Kelsey, Pete Kennedy, Tom Kenny, George Kilpatrick, Peter King, Tony King (OHA), Kenyetta King, Phil Kline, Evan Knight, Bill Knolton, Keith Kobland, John Kokot, Kate Kolb, Kristen Kopf, Jack Kreischner, Jeff Kulikowsky (WSYR TV9), Dave Laird, Cathy LaManna, Phil Lambrinos, Mark La Nigra, Arthur Lane, John Latocha, Jeff Laurence, Ron Lauback, Alex Lavon, Freddie Lawrence, Steve Leeds, Kim Lembo, Arty Lenin, Bev Leonard, Debbie Leonard, Jon Lessels,  Ron Levine, Carman Liberatone, Tony Licameli, Carmen Licatra, Dave Liddy, Jack Lipton, Rocky Lockhart, Ted Long, Bob Lorenz, Wilma Lung, Larry Luttinger.

Dave Machan, Gordon MacRae, Joel Mackey, George Madigan, Jack Maheu, Frank Malfitano, Doug Mancabelli, Dave Mance, Vince Mangiamelli, Gap Mangione, Harold Mantor, Steve Marcone, Phil Markert, Syd Marshall,  Don Martell,  Dave Martin, Don Martin, John Martinelli (Ch 9), John Martellaro, Mike Martineau, Mike Marzullo, Langston Masingale, Dick Mastriano, Elliott Mattice, Todd Mattraw, Mark Mazengarb, Nick Mazza, Ed McBarron, Steve McCord, Gene McCormick, Gael McGear, Fran McGrath, Pete Mckay, Mike McKay, Max McKee, John McKenna, Pete McMahon, Royce McManus, Dave McQuillan, Joe McSweeney, Brian Meegan, Richie Melito, Chuck Mellone, Mike Messere, Karen Michaels, Melissa Midgeley, Brian Miles, Dave Miller, Brian Mingle, Terry Mingle, Bob Mitchell, Bernie Milton, Miss E, Liz & Tony Modafferi, Jeff Moleski, Doug Moncrief, Kim Monroe, Spencer Montague, Kate Monto, Kate Monto, Ted Monto, Larry Monty, Jerry More, Dan Morrison, Brandon Morse, Jack Morse, Sandra Morse, Jana Mosey, Dave Moziak, Rick Mozzo, Jason J.J. Mudge, Terry Mulhauser, Wayne Mueller, Tip Munger, "Austin" Jimmy Murphy, Ed Murphy, Dick Murphy, Jim  Murphy, Mark Murphy. Melissa Murphy

Ric Naistant, Mark Nanni, Tommy Nast, Peter Naughton, Joe Neri, Frank Neubert, Peg Newell, George Newton, Joey Nigro-Nilson, Jamie Notarthomas, Jon Notarthomas, Jess Novak, John Nucifora, Brandan O'Connor, Jim O'Mahney, Dan O'Neil, Charley Orlando, Harold Osborne "Oz", Beth Owens, Phil Owens, Tom Owens, Dan Padavona,  Edgar Pagan, Cindella Palmer, Ronnie Palmer, Bob Papaleoni, Donald D. Park, Lonnie Park, Claude "Red" Parton, Dusty Pascal, Warren Paschetto, Debbie Pasternack, Tom Payne, Mike Peden, Alex Perialas, John Perialas, Dave Perkins, Tony Perolla, Joanne Troy Perry, Bob Perry, Sam Paterelli, Russ Pellegrino, Bobby Petrella, Al Petroff, Mike Petroff, Phil Petroff, Bill Pfohl, Chynna Phillips, Kaaren Pierce, Letizia Pinkel, Nick Pollastro, Dave Priola, George Plavocos, Bob Powell, Jody Pucello, Penny Jo Pullus, Carl Pynn, Terry Quill,  Missy Ragonese (Miss E), Carolina Rimerez, Mike Ranger, Larry Rand, Dale Randall, Joe Rao, Danielle Rausa, Leo Rayhill, Dave Read, Jim Reagan, Brian Reavy, Redline Band, Hanna Richardson, Dave Ridgeway, Joe Riposo, Mike Riposo,  Emedin Rivera, Mary Beth Roach, Jim Robertson, Charlie Robbins, Rob Robbins, Art "Legs" Robins, Hal Robinson, Steve Robinson, Tim Robinson, Tex Roe, Amanda Rogers, Tommy Rogers, George Rossi, Kimberley Rossi, Kathy Rowe,  Alan Rowoth, Susan Royal, Andy Rudy, Al Ruscito, John Russo, Ron Russo, Michael P. Ryan,  Rick Ryder (Tim Huppman),

Dave Salce, John Saltamach, Billy Sanders, Brian Sanders, Tom "T.W." Saunders,  Bob Scarlota, Steve Schad, Tony Schimizzi, John Schrack, Paulie Scire, Larry Serafini, The Seven, Wendy Shoen, Cecile Scott, Fred Sears, Lou Segreti, Larry Serafini, Skip Seyerle, Frank Sgroi, "Duke" Shanahan, Jack Share, Chris Shaw, Mike Shaw, Dick Sheridan. Rob Sherwood, Tom Shine, Wendy Shoen, Tamaralee Shutt, Dennis Sick, Kim Simmonds, Freddie Simmons, John Simone, Tex Simone, Mike Sims, George "Bebo" Singleton, Jimmy Singleton, Mike Skowron, Curt Smith, Otis Smith, Taylor Smith, Dennis Snow, Ted, Snyder, Jerry Sorn, David Soule, Jim Spadafore, Rob Spagnoletti, Ron Spencer, Dan Sperato, Kelly Springer, Steve Starmer, Rick Starmer, Bob Stasko, Scott Sterling, Wayne Stevens, Dave Stevenson, Todd Stiles, Robyn Stockwell, Bill Storm, Shane Storto, Liz Stroedel, Billy Strong, Mark Sukornig, Shawn Sullivan,  Fred Sweet,  Gael Sweeney, Ian Taddeo, Vince Taft, Russ Tarby, Jim Tate, Chris Taylor, Greg Tearney,Evan Tennant, Bruce Tetley, Doug Thaler, Ron Thompson, Eric Thorgren, Byron Tiejen, Mark Tiejen, Lee Tiffault, Mark Tiffault, Sox Tiffault, Joe Toscano, Tom Townsley, Tony Trischka, Todd Troubetaris, Dave Truax, Scotty Trudell, Chris Tso, Mike Tucker, Sheila Tucker, Kristian Turo, Alan Tyler, Olivia Ugino (Ch 9), Gary Vann, Andrew VanNorstrand, Dennis Veator, Mickey Vendetti, Floyd Otis Vincent, Meegan Voss, Mike Voutsinas,Chris Wagner, Mick Walker, Maddy Walsh, Kat Walters, Rance Walters, Joel Warren, Stacey Waterman, Richard Webb, Denise Weeks, Gary Weeks, Danny Weiss, Dave Wellner. Phil Wells,  Lisa Wetton, Randy Wenner, John West, Mark Westers, Chuck Wheeler, John Whipple, Mark Wildrick, Eric Will, Don Williams, Eddie Williamson, Scott Wilson, Terri Wilson, John Wisniewski, Billy Cathers Wolf, Meg Wolf, Billy Wolfe, Rod Wood, Courtney Woods, Claudia Wool, Ed Wool, Dr. Rick Wright, Howie Wyeth, Dave Yawman, Gregg Yeti, Bob Volk, Mark Zane, Jane Zell, Bob Zenter, Phil Zeppetello, Roger Zinszer.

Also To-
Syracuse New Times past & present (Mike Greenstein, Bob Lorenz, Roland Sweet, Mike Davis, Bill DeLapp , Art Zimmer, Joe Glisson,  Bill Broad, Jessica Novak, Russ Tarby), Onondaga Historical Association (Tom Hunter, Dennis Connors), Syracuse Area Music Awards (Liz Nowak, Debbie Foley, Carol Thoryk-O'Leary), Walts Record Shop (Eddie & Gary Grudynski, Mark Kalsuga, Gary Podsiedlik, Dave Ridgeway, Larry Liberman), Jack Wolak's Rare Necessities,  Rise n' Shine Dinner, Blue Wave Productions (Greg Spencer), D.M.R. Enterprises (David Rezak, Stacey Waterman), Hollywood Restaurant- Cortland (Rock & Denise Feinstein), Landmark Theater, PetCap Music (Guy Capone), Syracuse M&T Jazz Festival (Frank Malifitano), Dayson Studio (George Day), Gerber Music Company (Bill Gerber III, Terri Gerber, Mr & Mrs William Gerber Jr.), Syracuse Blue Print (Rocky Lockhart), Post Standard Newspaper past & present (Brian Burke, Mark Bialczak, Sean Kirst, Chris Baker), Maplewood Inn & Carnegie CafĂ©- Liverpool, NY,  Pensabene's Casa Grande Restaurant (Terry Pensabene, Dominick Mazza), Palace Theater, Liverpool Holiday Inn, Barbagalo's Restaurant (Al & Dan Barbagalo).

To the many bands I've worked directly with though the years- Sam & The Twisters, The Monterays, Livin Ennd, Sermon, Headstone II.  The Seven, Jam Factory, ELF (Dio, Feinstein, Soule, Driscoll), Joe Whiting & Mark Doyle, Dean Brothers, Nanci Hammond, Mickey Rat, Dave Feinstein's Thunder, The Alligators, Sandy Bigtree Band, Sleepy Hollow Band, Cross Creek, Dave Porter,  Jimmy Cavallo & House Rockers, The Rods, New York Flyers, The Nightcaps, Carnege, Timeline, The Velcros, Too Loose, Wilkesbury Brigade, Kat Tale, Hard Promises, Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb, CNY Songbirds, Little Queen, Joe Whiting Band, The Billionaires, Cafferty Band, Sydney Irving & Mojo, AMP; Mojo and all those great Cortland musical acts.

2014-20,  Live Shows, Bands & Reunion Bands-

Don Barber & The Dukes (Don Barber, Joe Sawmiller, Joe Leo, Brian Miles, Chuck Cavallaro,  Skip Seyerle, Dave Read).

Livin Ennd-- (Jan Fetterly, Mickey Palumbo, Al Wolf, Adrian Lezotte, Sandy Bigtree w/ special guest Mike Price aka Baron Daemon)

The Nightcaps (Dave Novak, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Al McNeil, Tom Rozzano).

Campus Walkers (Mickey Nicotra, Tom Rozzano, Mike Carletta, Bill Weiss),

Art "Legs" Robins & Prestige, (Art Robins, Don Martin, John Mangicaro, Dr. Jerry Brown, John Cappozzolo and guest Chuck Sgroi ),

Mark Hoffmann Family Band, (Mark, Eva, Anna & Gustav Hoffmann, Dave Solazzo, Kenyatta King and special guest former NYS Senator- Nancy Lorraine Hoffmann),

The Outcasts (Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Jack Share, Shane Storto, Tommy G, Curt Smith).

The Coachmen  (Mike Davis, Joe Neri, Mark Wildrick, Dickie Cappotto, Rick Cappotto, Carl Putzer, Wayne Mueller, Bob Petta, Bill Willis, Dennis Goettel, John Saltamach),

Timeline- Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Curt Smith, Shane Storto, Rance Walters, Tommy G, Steve Schad,

AdVentures- (Ed McBarron, Byron Tiejen, Frank Dehner, Mark Tiejen, Kurt Schmidt),

Carmen Licitra & The Vikings-  (Carmen Licitra, Chuck DiCosimo, Dave Novak,
Chuck Cavallaro & Ed McBarron)

Kat Tale-  (Kate Kolb, Kat Dooley-Wandersee, Mike Featherstone, Eric Wilson, William Blanchard, Steve Robinson) 

Lawless Brothers- (Scotty Trudell, Dave Flans, Michael Brown, Dave Truax).

Fab Cats- (Gary Freany, Arty Lenin, Dave Novak, Dave Miller, Mike  Kallet).

Cross Creek- Danny Weiss, John Cadley, Dave Novak, Fred Lawrence, John Dancks,
Jimmy Johns, George Newton and Tony Trischka

Skip Murphy's Merry Pranksters- Dave Liddy, Mark Gibson, Mike Ranger, Sharon Allen,
Wayne Stevens, Dave "Big D" Schneider, George Newton & Skip Murphy..

Sandy Bigtree Band-  Sandy Bigtree, Gary LaVancher, Dan "Cato" Eaton, Jimmy Johns, Pat Hodson

History of Syracuse Music All-Star Band-  Buke Babikian, Ted Boileau, Mike Ferrante, Mark Hoffmann, Ed McBarron, Skip Murphy, Dave Novak, Frank Rhodes, Steve Schad, Don Shoudy, Curt Smith, Shane Storto, Ted Storto, Scotty Trudell, Bill Weiss, Mark Wildrick.

Carnege (Reunion band)- Bob Lindberg, Chuck Cavallaro, John Favalo. Chuck Pietra, Bob Powell,  Bob Stasko, Dave Wellner

The Strangers-   Joe DiCiano, John DiLauro, Mike Ranger, Ronnie Dark

New York Flyers-   Chris Tso, Phil Dalessandro, Mike Marzullo, Earl Hamilton

Timeline, Outcasts (Reunion) & Nightcaps- Christmas Show- December 6, 2015 with Bruce Tetley & Jack Share joining the Outcasts while Bob Papaleoni, Buke Babikian & Al McNeal performed with the Nightcaps. Traveled in from San Francisco, Cleveland & Boston to be there.

Sermon (Reunion) & Timeline- June 12, 2016 - 
Sermon- Bill Weiss, Dave Novak, Jimmy Cox, Bob Stasko, Bob Papaleoni, Jimmy Johns......

Timeline Band- Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Curt Smith, Shane Storto, Rance Walters.

Wilkesbury Brigade (Reunion) & Dave Novak's & PartyNuts,  September 25, 2016-
Wilkesbury Brigade -Joe Rao, Tommy Forest, Mike Campbell, Tim Cleary, Wayne Paschetto
Dave Novak's PartyNuts - Dave Novak, Mike Kallet, John Dancks, Ed McBarron, Tom Link., J.T. Hall and special guest Dave Hanlon

FabCats- April 23, 2017  Show #18 at Liverpool Holiday Inn
Gary Frenay, Arty Lenin, Dave Novak, Dave Miller

Timeline Band- April 23, 2017- Show #18 at Liverpool Holiday Inn
Dennis Veator, Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto, Shane Storto, Rance Walters.

History of Syracuse Rock N Roll "Classic Canteen" September 10, 2017- Show #19 at the LIverpool Holiday Inn 5-7 PM

Little Queen Band - Sept 10, 2017- Show #19 Sheela Tucker, Mike Featherstone, Kate Kolb,
Kristen Turo, Steve Robinson, Nick Pollastro, Paul Iskander

History of Syracuse Music All-Star Band  Show #19 (September 10, 2017)-
Dave Novak, Dave Hanlon, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Buke Babikian, Mike Ferrante, Ted Storto,
Frank Rhodes, Ed McBarron, Don Williams, Shane Storto, Scotty Trudell and specials guests- Tommy Forest and Mike Campbell.

History of Syracuse Rock N Roll "Classic Canteen" Christmas Show #20 (December 3, 2017) Liverpool Hoilday Inn

Joe Whiting Band with special guest Loren Barrigar (Brian Barrigar, Rick Basha, Tony Schimizzi, John Martellaro, Joe Whiting)

CNY Songbirds (Maureen Henesey, Joanna Hewett, Donna Colton, with Sam Paterelli, Frank Neubert, Kristopher Heeks, Jim O'Mahney)

History of Syracuse All-Star Jam-  Dave Novak, Bill Weiss, Ed McBarron, Gary Branch, Joe Whiting, Don Williams, Steve Schad

2018- CNY Music Legend Rick Cua Tribute Show at Barbagallo's- July 29, 2018 Show # 21

Rick Cua, Dave Hanlon, Tom Rozzano, Rick Chisholm, Bob Halligan Jr, Howie Bartolo, Larry Serafini, Bob Stasko, Emedin Rivera, Cathy LaManna, Joe Davoli, Don Martel, Tony Hooper, Ted Storto, Dave Williams. MC- Nick Caplan. Music from Campus Walkers, Dove, C.R.A.C. Sparrow, Ceili Rain & Blues Council.

2018 History of Syracuse - Rock N Roll Dance Party " Oct 7, 2018, Lp Holiday Inn Show #22

Stroke-   Bill Barry, John Kelsey, Isreal Hagan & Buke Babikian
Wilkesbury Brigade-  Tim Cleary, Joe rao, Mike Campbell, Brian Meegan, Don Shoudy
Ronnie Leigh, Gary Branch

2018- History of Syracuse 'Christmas Show" Dec 3, 2018  Liveroool Holiday Inn Show #23

CNY Blues Brothers-  Jake & Elwood Blues
Elvis-  Tom Gilbo
Menage A Soul-  Mike Davis, Rock Carbone, Dave Frateshi, John Saltamach, Dickey Cappotto
Kia Worrell, James Spivy

2019 History of Syracuse Rock N Roll Soul Dance Party, May 5, 2019  Barbagallos Rest #24

Billionaires-  Anna White, Kimo Cortini, Rob Hoston, Daryl Hunt, Andy Johnson
Special Guest- Gary Branch & Ronnie Leigh.

2019 History of Syr Rock N Roll "Horn Jam", Oct 13, 2019, Liverpool Holiday Inn  #25

Atlas-  Jerry More,  George Feltman, Ted Boileau,
Blacklites-  Rick Chisholm, Dave Frateschi, Eddie Wallstreet Brown, Ken Case, Rick Linzy,
Brass Inc-  Dee MaComber, Dave Frateschi, Walt Tanner, Rick Carlton, Brian Burke,
Menage a Soul  Mike Davis, Rock Carbone, Kia, Dickie Cappotto, James Spevy, John Saltamach
                           Dave Frateschi
Prime Time Funk- Ronnie Leigh, Ron France, Jim Richard, Dave Cohen, Ron D'Angelo
Sharp Dressed Penguins  Bill Barry, Dave Frataschi, Ken Case,

2019 History of Syr Rock N Roll "Christmas Party, Dec 1, 2019, Liverpool Holiday Inn #26

Tim Gilbo as Elvis and the Blue Suede Shoes Band-
Timeline- Dave Novak, Mike Ferrante, Ted & Shane Storto, Ed McBarron
History of Syr All-Star Band- Jerry Cali, Don Shoudy, Mark Hoffmann, Dave Novak,
Ed McBarron, Buke Babikian, Rock Carbone, Mike Featherstone, Bill Weiss, Don Williams,
Stephanie Lutzy, Steve Schad, Mike Davis, Scotty Trudell, John Saltamach, Sheila Tucker

Syracuse Radio Stations- WAQX- 95X (Scott Dixon, Dave Frisina), WFBL AM-1390, WCIP, WHEN AM-620 (Pete McKelvin). WNDR AM-1260 (Jim O'Brien, Dave Laird, Dan Leonard, Fran McGrath, Big George, Dick Mastriano), WOLF 92.1 FM Country (Skip Clark), WSEN FM B-ville (Gary Dunes, John Carucci, Rick Ryder, Jim Tate, Jim Sims ) WSYR AM 570 (Joe Galiski), WSYR 94 Rock FM (Howie Castle, Tommy Nast), WZUN-Sunny 102 FM (Rick Gary, Mike Fiss), WXTL 105.9 "The Rebel" (Dave Frisina),  WYYY 94.5 FM (Kathy Rowe, Mike Fiss), I-100 (Ithaca- Kat Walters), The Dinosaur (WOLF-WNDR-WSEN-WFBL-WMBO) 93.5/ 94.1/ 97.1/ 103.7/ 103.9 /106.1 FM (Nick Caplan, Lee Goodman, Bob Brown, Tony Fallico, Peter Naughton, John Schrect, Chris Weidman, Gary Michaels, Dan Elliott, John Carucci, Sam Furco, Craig Fox).

Syracuse Television Stations folks past & present- WCNY TV-24 (Pete MacKay, Bill Pfohl, George Kilpatrick, Steve Parton), WSYR TV-9 & Bridge Street (Tim Fox, Rod Wood, Dave Bullard, Rick Gary, Jim Campagnia, Carrie Lazarus, Chris Brandolino, Kaylea Nixon, Jeff Kulkowsky, Jim Teske, Olivia Ugino, Tami Palmer, Sean Martinelli ), WNYS- TV-9 (Phil Market, Bebo Singleton, Charlie Featherstone, Mike Price, Bud Ballou), WSYT TV-3 (Don Edwards), WTVH TV-5 (Ron Curtis, Dick Deline), Time Warner Cable News 10 (Bill Carey, Tom Blandin, Tami Palmer) & Spectrum / Time Warner- Spectrum Cable (Bob Papaleoni, John Gabriel),


Jack Abert, Fred Aboud, Sam Amato, Andy Anderson,  Chet Andrews, Larry Arlotta, Ahmoulik Avigal, Zolton Bady (Paul Kelly), Bud Ballou, Sam Barone, Bud Barrette, Jik Baruch, Nick Baruch, Scott Bassinson, Tom Bean, Ron Bee, Jack Belle, Chris Bergan, Mary Bigtree, Len Blanchard,  Brian Bourke, Lafayette Breland, George Brewer, Dominick Bruno, Ron Bruno, John Buck, Guy Capone, Bill Carey, Bob Carolin, Paul Case, Matt Cacossa, Chuck Cavallaro, Jimmy Cavallo, Hal Casey, Jeff Chappelle, Dick Clark, Stan Colella, Leon Cominsky, Bobby Comstock, T.J. Condon, Charlie Cooke, Dave Corcoran, Dan Coughlin, Bob Couse, Freddie Critella,  Buz Cua, Jimmy Culkin, Ron Curtis (Izzo), Jeff Davis, Jennifier "Tee" Davis,  Tom DeAmbra, Roosevelt Dean, Tom Dean, Kent DeFelice, Ray Delaney, Dick Deline, Jim Deline, Ray Ray Derby, Annette DeSantis, Mario DeSantis, John Diano, John DiLauro, Ronnie James Dio, Dale Dorman, Bobby Doyle, Gary Driscoll, Nancy Duffy, Dan Dunn,  Mike Easterly, Dan Elliott, Rev. Larry Ellis, Billy Elmiger, Vincent Falcone, Frank Farnsworth, Charlie Featherstone, Tim Featherstone, Paul Feder, Doug Fehrman, Frank Feinstein, Mike Ferrante, Stephen Fishman, Bob Fleming, Don Forbes, Keith Ford, Tommy Forest, "Jolly Rolly" Fowler, Jim Fricano, Joe Galuski, Bill Gebhart, Sly Germano, Dave Gersony, Mark Gibson, Pat Gillings,Tim Gillis, Bill Gleason, Lawrence Glod (Stringer), Gary Goal, Terry Golden, Art Goodwin, Dave Goodwin, Monroe Gordon, Mike Goss,  Rick Gravelding, Bobby Green, Ray Green, Paul Grillo, Gary Grogran, Kurt Grow, Craig Gruber, Eddie Grudynski (Walt's Record Shop), Dick Haggett, Tim Haley, Sue Harrington, Eli Harris, Fred Hart, Tom Haskell, Pete Hennessey, Merilee Herr, Larry Hoppen, Fred Horton, Roy Howell, Dick Howard, Tim Hubbard, Bill Hubert, Jerry Hludzik, Chris Jones, Bill Iocco, Jerry Irons, Carl Irving, Greg Italiano, Greg Jackson, Kelly James, Mark Kalsuga, Ron Kaussner, Rebecca Keefe, Phil Klein, Bob Kulick, Ben Lambert, Phil Lambrinos, Dave Langham, Gary LaVancher Jr, Gordon Lavancher, Nick LaVerne, Dick Lawrence, 'Dandy Dan" Leonard, Paul Levandowski, Myron Levy, Carman Liberatore, Jon Liebing, Bob Lindberg, Tom Link, Jack Lipton, Jim Lucas, Gordon MacRae, Peter Manning, Carl Mano, Judy Mariniss, Jason Marshall, T. Sherman Marshall, Marty Martens, Jeff Martin, Eric Mattice, Norm Mattice, Willie Tatters Mavin, Chris May, Dave Mazzoli, Gene McCormick, Curtis "Tall Bucks" McDowell, Chuck Mellone, Pete Mendillo, Frankie Michaels, Bernie Milton, Dee, Minor, Doug Moncrief, Mike Money,  Spencer Montague, Larry Monty, Steve Moosburger (Holly Rock), Jack Morse, Davey Moss, Felix Mozzo, Rick Mozzo, Tip Munger, Walter Munson (Best Wishes), Mark Murphy, Jimmy Nalls, Joe Nappi, Al Nathan, Tony Neri, Sal Nistico, Ed Northrup, Mark Novak, Wayne Nugent, Jim O'Brien, Dave Olsen, Patsy & Anne Padavona, Bob Papaleoni, Ronnie Palmer, Joe Pangaro, Jim Pantas, Nick Pantas, Dave Pasternack, Marty Patten. John Periales, Bob Perry, Dave Piroia, Dom Piroia, Rick Plante, George Plavocos, Chris Powell,Frank Puzzullo, Dave Read, Lou Reed, Peter Restey, Byron Archie Richardson, Dave Ridgeway, Mike Riposo, Phill Rizzo, Tex Roe,Tom Royal, Nick Russo, Rick Ryder (Tim Huppman), Marty Santy, Rick Scapicchio, Tony Schimizzi, Scott Secaur, Mike Secreti, Skip Seyerle Jr, Donny Sharrow, Pete Shedd, Stephen Shedd, Joanne Shenandoah, Kyle Shirley, Kevin Skwaryk, Kim Simmonds, Otis Simmons (Otis Lee), Anthony "Tex" Simone, Kenny Simpson, Jim Sims, George "Bebo" Singleton. Jimmy Singleton, Otis Smith, Ted Snyder, Mike Spengler, Junior Stevens, Rick Stevens, Butch Strong, Chris Sweet, Rpy Taylor, Loren Teachout, "Sox" Tiffault, Gary Togni, Chuck Tubbert,  Pat  Turk, Steve Uehlin, Bruce Van Brocklin, Jimmy Van Heusen, Dave Vermilya, Keith Vincelette,  Jay Walker (Joe Waston), Bob Wandpflug, Art Wentzel, Chuck Wheeler, Johnny Whipple, Limey Wickwire, Henry Wieszczynski, Eddie Williamson, Rick Wilson,  Billy Wolfe, John Wolford, Rod Wood. Mark Woodard, Bruce Yaw, Bob Yeager, Diane Zain and the so many more.

Though the years there have been so many national artists & groups that have given time to help us with memorabilia, interviews, photos and just great stories to enhance our Syracuse Music history, here is a list of just a few.

Alice Cooper, Duane Allman, Sam Andrew (Big Brother), Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Rod Argent (Zombies, Argent), Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Badfinger, (Joey & Tom), Julia Baird (John Lennon's sister), Billy Baldwin, Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Loren Barrigar, Pete Bennett (Apple Records Executive), Black Oak Arkansas (Jim Dandy), Garry Bordonaro (The Rods, Savoy Brown), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), James Brown, Brownsville Station (Cub Koda), The Buoys (Bill Kelly, Jerry Hludzik), David Byron (Uriah Heep), Cactus, Jim Capaldi (Traffic), Carl Canedy, (The Rods), Canned Heat (Bob Hite, Richard Hite, Henry Vestine, Fito De LaPadda), Freddy Cannon,  Felix Cavaliere, Peter C. Cavanaugh, Eric Clapton, Dick Clark, Joe Cocker, Bobby Comstock, Gene Cornish, Windy Craig, Rick Cua, Derek & The Dominoes (Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon), Rick Derringer, Neil Diamond,  Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, Dion, John Dittrich (Restless Heart), Dale Dorman, Gary Driscoll (ELF, Rainbow), Nokie Edwards (The Ventures), Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Joe English (Jam Factory, Wings), David "Rock" Feinstein (ELF, The Rods), Flaming Ember, Earl V. Ford Jr, (Jam Factory, Tall Doggs), Melvin Franklin (Temptations), Frijid Pink, Danny Goldberg (Atlantic Records Ex), Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality, Queens of the Stone Age & famed Producer), Guess Who (Jim Kolb),  Jimi Hendrix, Herman's Hermits,  Duane Hitchings, Tony Hooper (Blues Council), Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), Iron Butterfly (Lee Dorman, Doug Ingle), James Gang (Dale Peters, Joe Walsh, Jim Fox),  Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson, Martin Barre), Elton John (w/ Nigel Olsson & Dee Murray), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Janis Joplin, Nancy Kelly, Al Kooper, Nick LaVernr, Alvin Lee (10 Years After), Ben Mauro, Led Zeppelin,  John Lennon, Ron Levine (Grammy Winner), Jeff Lynne, Johnny Maestro (Brooklyn Bridge, The Crests), Ben Mauro, Paul McCartney, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Roger McGuinn, Mersey Beatles Band, Moody Blues, Bruce Morrow ("Cousin Brucie"), Cliff Nobles, Peter Noone (Hermans Hermits), Dave Northrup (Oak Ridge Boys, Boz Scaggs, Rick Derringer), Rod Novak (King Harvest), Yoko Ono, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Norman Petty, Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), The Presidents, Rascals (Gene Cornish & Felix Cavaliere), Dusty Rhodes, Smokey Robinson (Miracles), Rolling Stones,  Jeff Alan Ross (Badfinger), Mitch Ryder, Dean Schachtel, Rick Schell (Pure Praire League, Pinmonkey, Austin- Schell Band), John  Sebastian,  Bob Seger, Walt Sheppard, Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown), Rick Snyder, Mickey Lee Soule, (ELF, Rainbow, Ian Gillan Band, Deep Purple),  Phil Spector, Mike Spengler (Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen etc), Steppenwolf (John Kay), Kate Taylor, Doug Thaler, Three Dog Night (Danny Hutton, Norm Sneed), Johnny Tillotson,  Tiny Tim, Tony Trischka, Turtles (Mark Volman),  Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles), Jimmy Webb, John West, Leslie West (Mountain),  The Who (Peter Townshend, Roger Daltry, John Entwistle, Keith Moon), Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson (Beach Boys), Stevie Winwood (Traffic, Blind Faith).