HISTORY OF SYRACUSE MUSIC "OFFICIAL SITE" - INDEX 1 -234
Chapter A Sending 100's of Thank You's.. out to the following for over 59 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
Chapter 215` The passing of another rock legend "Bobby Comstock at age 78
Thursday- January 9, 2020. Sammy Hall of Famer in 2015.
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.