Old Hudson Valley Bands

A Look Back At The Hudson Valley Music Scene

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The Dark Ages
circa 1967. This Pougkeepsie-based group consisted of (left to right) John Spadaro on keyboards (the traditional Farfisa, of course), Danny Baily on guitar, Michael DiTullo on drums, Jere Tierney on guitar and Billy Fennell on bass. Photo was taken at St. Martin De Porres church. Notice nifty stacks of Vox amplifiers. Very much a Beatles look (and Beatles sound, too) but they also were big fans of the Young Rascals, as well as covering Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Mitch Ryder and (of course) Stones and Kinks. They did a lot of the CYO dance circuit, like Mr. Carmel, St. Mary's, St. Martin's, The Belly of the Whale in Wappingers Falls and WITY (What's It To Ya) in Poughkeepsie.

Who Are These Clowns?

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