MUSICAL NOTES AND SPORTS ITEMS:
A BLAST FROM THE PAST
I recently came across a Rochester entertainment magazine from the mid-70’s called “After Dark In Rochester.” I wonder how many of you can recall the venues and/or entertainers from that era?
Tiffany Lounge-Manny Mannett Quartet
Gitsis – Dick Mullaney Band
The Depot – Gap Mangione
The Brittany Lounge – Joey Sands
Spur Of The Moment- Just Us Three
Towne House – Ronnie Pascazi
Trebors – Mat Mathews & Ray Dunlap
All Seasons Motor Inn – Dick Samson
Eddies Chop House – Dick Jans
Murrays Office – Cecil & Jenks
Top Of The Plaza – Ken Purtell
Shakespeare – Debbie Chamberlain Duo
Arigato Steak House – Vic Plati & New Portrait
Elbow Room – Marguerite at the organ
Ben’s Café – Joel Dane & Julie Francis
Mr. Mikes – Joe Miltsch & Cappy Sexton
Strathallan Hotel – Roger Eckers Quintet
Brick & Nail – Sweet Feelin’ w/ Danny Labbate
The Cave – Barry Tee & Joanne Saurini
Pittsford Tavern – Bill Doggett
Fountainebleau – Russ Sanders
Maplewood Inn – Fred Costello & Co. w/Bob DiNieri
That was an era when so many of the night clubs & restaurants were featuring live entertainment five or six nights a week, from 9pm to 2am. Certainly a great era to be a working musician.
♦ While we’re on this nostalgia kick, think about this:
Mickey Mantle retired 51 years ago.
Laugh-In premiered nearly 52 years ago.
The Ed Sullivan Show ended 47 years ago.
John Lennon dead 39 years.
Elvis is dead 42 years. He’d be 84 today.
Saturday Night Fever is 42 years old.
The Beatles split 50 years ago.
The Corvette turned 66 this year.
Y.M.C.A. was recorded 42 years ago.
The Brady Bunch premiered 50 years ago.
♦ Along with the many festival & sporting events, the Rochester International Jazz Festival has been postponed until June 18-26, 2021. Most of the headliners have re-signed for the new dates.
Quote Of The Month: "I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too.”
Bye for now…
The Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo will return to Charley Brown’s in September.
This page was last updated on 8/2/2020.
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