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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the four THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


My sporadic, ongoing series Virtual Ticket Stub Gallery recounts my memories related to specific live shows that I've seen. As a tangent to that series, this will be an attempt to make note of pop music acts that I've seen live, for good or bad, as many as I can remember.

The A*Teens
Willie Alexander & the Boom Boom Band
American Idols
The Animals
Tim Anthony
The Antics
The Antoinettes
Artful Dodger
The Baha Men
The Bangles
Don Barber & the Dukes
Len Barry
The Battered Wives
The Beach Boys
Beauty Scene Outlaws
The Pete Best Band
The Bevis Frond
Andy Bopp
The Blushing Brides
David Bowie
The Brambles
The Brandos
Brownskin Band
Annie Burns & Rain
The Burns Sisters
Joe "King" Carrasco
Castle Creek
Felix Cavaliere
Ray Charles
Cheap Trick
The Chesterfield Kings
Alex Chilton
The Clash
The Cliches
CNY Women In Music
Cockeyed Ghost
Cold Sweat
Paul Collins & John Wicks
Colorblind James & the White Caps
Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers
Gene Cornish
The James L. Cortland Band
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
The Crickets
Culture Club
The Charlie Daniels Band
Paul Davie
Lonnie Day
The dB's
The Dead Ducks Band
The Delta Rays
Bo Diddley
Ani DiFranco
Mark Dixon & the Goldman Theory Band
Micky Dolenz & Davy Jones
The Doyle/Whiting Band
Dread Zeppelin
Dress Code
Bob Dylan
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Easy Ramblers
John Eddie
Electric Broom
Dan Elliott & the Monterays
Jack Ely
The Everly Brothers
The Fab Five
The Fabcats
The Fabulous Spectrelles
The Fallen Archies
The Fast
The Flashcubes
The Flashing Astonishers
The Fleshtones
The Forgotten Rebels
The Four Tops
Freaky Age
Gary Frenay
Frenay & Lenin
Frenay & the Rays
Dennis Friscia & His Oh-So-Sensitive Sidemen
The Georgia Satellites
The Goonies
Red Grammer
The Grass Roots
Green Jello
The Grip Weeds
Grupo Pagan
Israel Hagan
Hamell On Trial
Jerry Harrison
Deborah Harry
Herman's Hermits
John Hiatt
The Todd Hobin Band
Danny Holmes
Mark Hudson
Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson
The Insiders
Intergalactic Burnt Toast
Kate Jacobs
The Joe Jackson Band
Tommy James
Al Jardine
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
David Johansen
Davy Jones
Scott Kempner
The Kennedys
Tom Kenny & the Pushballs
The Greg Kihn Band
Carole King
Sean Kingston
The Kinks
Knickers In a Twist
Cub Koda
Billy J. Kramer
Lady Antebellum
L'il Georgie & the Shuffling Hungarians
Little Big Town
Little Caesar
The Livin' Ennd with Sandy Bigtree
Living Colour
Let's Active
Mark Lindsay
The Longwood Jazz Project
Mary Lou Lord
The Lords Of The New Church
Los Blancos
Buddy Love & the Tearjerkers
Lyle Lovett
The Lumens
The Lyres
Machine & Hummer
The Manfreds
Marilyn's Chamber
Adam Marsland & the Chaos Band
Masters Of Reality
Maura & the Bright Lights
Paul McCartney
The Mike McKay Band
Don McLean
Idina Menzel
The Miamis
The Mind's Eye
Joey Molland
Joey Molland's Badfinger
The Monkees
The Most
The Mystic Eyes
The Natives
Steve Neat & the Chances
The Necessaries [with Chris Spedding]
The Neverly Brothers
New Math
New Riders Of The Purple Sage
The New Times Banned
Willie Nile
Peter Noone
Jamie Notarthomas
Jon Notarthomas
The Nudes
The Ohms
Oz & Biz
Pale Green Stars
Paper Faces
The Party Dogs
Ray Paul
Pauline & the Perils
The Joe Perry Project
Peter, Paul & Mary
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Phil & the Spectors
Regis Philbin
Gene Pitney
Iggy Pop
The Pop Tarts
Porcelain Forehead
The Posies
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Presstones
The Pretenders
Prince & the Revolution
Process & the Doo Rags
Gary Puckett
The Ramones
The Rascals
The Records
Red Rockers
The Reducers
The Replacements
The Restless
Paul Revere & the Raiders
The Richards
The Riddlers
The Rigbys
Robbie Rist & Kenny Howes
Rockin' Bones
The Rolling Stones
The Romantics
The Runaways
The Saints
The Karen Savoca Band
The Searchers
Screen Test
Pete Seeger
The Shadows [NY]
The Shangri-Las
Sheila E
Bobby Sherman
The Shirelles
The Skeletons
The Smithereens
Phil Solem
The Strangers
The Stray Cats
The Strawberry Zots
Super Action C*** Modified
The Swordsmen
Terry Sylvester
Talking Heads
Tattered Hoyt
The Tearjerkers
Johnny Thunders
Tom Tom Club
The Peter Tork Project
The Toys [Syracuse]
The Tremblers
The Trend
Tina Turner
The Turtles
The Urban Squirrels
The Unholy Wives
Uriah Heep
Utility Life
Velvet Elvis
The Ventures
Kyle Vincent
Violent Femmes
The Vipers
Chris von Sneidern
The Waitresses
Wang Chung
The Weather Girls
Al Wilson
Brian Wilson
The Winters Brothers Band
"Weird" Al Yankovic
The Works