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Ben E King Solo Career … Thanks George

As many know, in 1958, Ben E. King was a member of the Five Crowns. George Treadwell, who was the manager of the Drifters, fired the members of the Original Drifters and hired the Five Crowns as the New Drifters … known as the Ben E. King Era of the Drifters. Ben was the new … Read more

Geneva-on-the-Lake 1960’s … A Rock n’ Roll Paradise!

Our band was going through some changes … we were playing a lot of gigs outside of Pittsburgh and had the chance to play at Geneva-on-the Lake, Ohio … a Rock n’ Roll Paradise! Our good friends, the Jaggerz, were killing it at the Lake Erie hotspot and we heard stories about the music scene. … Read more

An Evening With The Vogues

For several Years I had a Restaurant at the PNC Ball Park, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the place to be in da ‘Burgh for years. A meeting place for sports figures as well as musicians. The restaurant had a separate room for musicians to get together to play and sing, called Atria’s … Read more

ROSCOE GORDON … R&B Pioneer … Legend!

As many of you know, I am a fan of Rhythm and Blues Music … the roots of the music that eventually became DooWop, Rock and Roll and Soul. It was Pioneers like Roscoe Gordon that gave birth to a sound that still exists today in modern music. A sound that would become known as … Read more

Trip Back to Conneaut Lake … It’s Rock N’ Roll Baby!

It’s Summertime … take a trip to Conneaut Lake Park, in the Middle of Pennsylvania…It’s Rock n’ Roll Baby! Conneaut Lake Park was the in spot to go if you wanna party and Rock and Roll … especially in the 60’s and 70’s … take it from me, it was Home Away from Home for … Read more

A Day with the Temps N’ Tops

As a young musician I used to dream about what it would have been like to grow up in the same Detroit neighborhood as the Temptations and the Four Tops. I would imagine what it would have been like to spend time with my musical heroes. How Amazing it would be to sit down and … Read more