|By musicchef (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 08:01 pm:|
Here's a shot that when recently showed to Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli they repiled "Where in the F*** did you get THAT ?!"
Thanks to PoPsie, I got to meet 1/2 of my fave all time band...
Still working on meeting Felix and Eddie in person.
|By musicchef (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 08:18 pm:|
ooops... forgot the "tag" www.popsiephotos.com
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 11:35 am:|
Gene Cornish was raised in my hometown of Rochester, NY and he & the Rascals toured through the city constantly during their heyday.
Although I will admit when I saw them Felix & Eddie had long beards and the knickers were replaced with a more mod wardrobe!
Thanks for sharing this rare photo of one of rock & soul's killer bands..
Kevin Goins - KevGo
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By musicchef (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 02:00 pm:|
I got plenty of shots of them like that as well, Kev. Matter of fact, when I first met "PoPsie's" son Mike, I told him how much of a fan I was of both his dad's and the Rascals work. He later sent me an original "PoPsie" of the Rascals backstage with Murray the "K" in all of their "hippie" glory...
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 03:32 pm:|
What I loved about the Rascals was their willingness to combine genres and come up with a style all their own - kind of reflective of New York City's "melting pot" culture. As a live band they kicked a-- with a vengence. If you have a moment, check out the DVD called "Music Scene" - a rock music show that aired on ABC-TV during the 1969-70 season. They performed "People Gotta Be Free" mixed in with Edwin Hawkins' "Oh Happy Day" and kicked out the serious jams (Dino Dannelli damn near detonated his drum kit with a solo towards the end).
Kevin "Groovin'" Goins - KevGo
|By Mark (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 04:23 pm:|
Great foto! I saw the reunion tour a ways back, and thought it was great, although I really missed Eddie. Wish I had seem them back when.
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 07:42 pm:|
Eddie was the kid we used to chase out of the Peppermint Lounge because he was too young to be there. I guess he showed us.
|By musicchef (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 10:30 pm:|
Ralph... Did you work at the Peppermint ? I have a lot of shots from there in the archives.
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 10:32 pm:|
I played there with The Sunliners in the Spring and Summer of 63. I have quite a collection myself.
|By medusa9e2003 (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 11:19 pm:|
What is Felix Cavalier doing these days???
or the other Rascals 4 that matter?
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 11:45 am:|
Felix Cavaliere, Dino Dannelli & Gene Cornish reunited several years ago for Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary (that was in 1988). Since then, they do get back together once in a while to perform. Otherwise, Felix goes out solo.
Eddie Brigatti and his brother David appeared as part of the New York Rock & Soul Revue in the early 1990s at NYC's Beacon Theatre. They performed "Groovin'" & "People Gotta Be Free".
Hopefully, Felix & Eddie will someday patch up their differences and the whole band will perform together.
I would love to see some photos of Eddie from back in the day. Were Felix & Eddie playing with Joey Dee & the Starlighters at the Peppermint Lounge when you were in the Sunliners?
Kevin "Good Lovin'" Goins - KevGo
|By Ralph (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 11:58 am:|
I don't have any photos of Edie. As I said he was just a kid and we wouldn't let him in the club. I'm not sure who was playing with Joey Dee at that time. Eddie's brother was in the band but I can't remember his name. We were the house band at the Peppermint at that time and would back up Joey when he would stop in the club from time to time.I think I mentioned quite a while ago that the wildest night was when Danny Woods happened to come in. We had backed Danny up in Detroit in the past so we brought him up and he proceeded to tear the house down. An unforgetable performance.
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 12:51 pm:|
Eddie's brother was David Brigati.
You must've been one hell of a keyboardist on the organ! I can only imagine what that might have been like....
Kevin "Jimmy Smith" Goins - KevGo
|By Ralph (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 01:45 pm:|
Thanks for reminding me. right..Davie as he was known to us. A really nice guy. Told us how he went into a Cadillac dealership after the Starlighters hit it big. The salesman thought he was just some punk kid there to waste his time until Davie pulled out a wad of money, paid cash for the car, and drove out of the dealership with a big grin on his face.
As far as me and keyboards. I had my good days.
|By stephanie (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 01:53 pm:|
There is no Rascals without Felix Cavaliere that is just my opinion. I think in the day Dino Danelli was one of the best drummers in the business...
Stephanie PS Danelli looks darn good for his age. People are taking those Mary Wilson pills!!
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 02:34 pm:|
Amen on Dino Dannelli's work. On record he was great - in person he was, and still is, a dynamic drummer.
I encourage all to pick up the DVD "The Music Scene" where the Rascals perform "People Gotta Be Free/Oh Happy Day". At the end of the song, Dino plays a drum solo so explosive it would've scared the Taliban!
I saw Eddie & David Brigati at the New York Rock & Soul Revue in 1991 and they sounded great.
Do you still play keyboards?
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 02:38 pm:|
I play keyboards on my recording sessions.
I e-mailed you this morning. Teddie's CD is in the mail.
|By musicchef (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 04:21 pm:|
Here's a shot of an unknown band playing the Peppermint... Can ya help me on this one ?
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 04:27 pm:|
Sorry Chef. Nothing familiar there except the stage. We were the show band and there was always an alternate band to play for dancing between shows. I can't even remember the names of some of these bands now but there were a few very good ones.