Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Rolling Stones 50

29 April 1965
Albany, New York Palace Theatre

The Rolling Stones mark 50 years together with the release of "GRRR!" The 3-CD greatest hits package (to be released November 13) will include two brand-new songs recently recorded in Paris, "Gloom and Doom" and "One Last Shot."

The collection will also include the Stones' first single, a 1963 cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," and hoary old hits like — not surprisingly — "Satisfaction" and "Brown Sugar."

more from WFUV's blog »

Other Boys & their Bands

THE SAEPIANS ::: Back in 1961, Michael Laiacona was an ambitious 12 year old bass player/guitar player with boundless energy, playing in an Albany-Colonie band that would eventually cover the likes of Herman’s Hermits, Dave Clark Five and of course, the Beatles. Being a kid entailed having no money, but with youth came an imagination that had no limitations. Michael would spend countless hours tinkering with an old soldering gun and whatever electronic parts he could dig up, trying to create cool new sounds while teaching himself what would later become a calling. (Hmmm! Keith Richards explains in his book how he was doing the same thing around the time the Stones released "Satisfaction.") Mike and John Foley joined with a couple of other guys whose names escape me... but I'll never forget... The Saepians!

undefinedIn 1967, Mike Laiacona introduced me to Love's second album "Forever Changes" [EKL-74013] which is absolutely incredible, a masterpiece of a record - vastly underrated - that ranks near the top as one of the best recordings ever made.

THE GREY THINGS ::: They were the Shan-dels, piloted by Mike Olesko, Steve Colfer and the great Billy Cioffi. WTRY DJ Lee Grey took them under his wing. They made a record, which was a local hit but failed to take off nationally because Laurie Records had a limited promotion budget - and that money went toward a novelty song about Snoopy and The Red Baron...

THE CHORD-A-ROYS ::: An Amazing young band - Matt Murphy was the organist - Jimmy Rocco the drummer - Bernie Mulleda on guitar...
THE BOUGALIEU ::: Parker Kenendy III and his hippie band charted on WTRY - they could sometimes be found at Aunt Fanny's Garage...
And let's not forget THE RUINS!
...and also let's not forget another "garage band" from the same era but a different city - the GIRLS took their own special shot at the big time!

::: MORE "Blasts from the past" :::

Bloggers - Meet Millions of Bloggers

Flattr this

Show Comments: OR

No comments:

Post a Comment

Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.


Your comment will appear after you have made your donation.

All IP addresses are logged.

Your comment will not appear immediately as all messages are vetted before publication.

PS - Any more questions? Check out my Policy & Terms of Use FAQ!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics