The following article was provided by our classmate, Rick Gravelding.
Thursday night, March 3rd, 2015, the SAMMY's (Syracuse area music awards), Hall of Fame Awards Dinner was held. This is a separate ceremony, held the night before they hand out SAMMY's for record, band etc. of the year awards at the Palace Theatre in Syracuse. This was at the "Upstairs at the Dinosaur", and was sold out at $25.00 a head. Two of my dear friends were inducted, along with Jon Fishman from Phish. I presented Loren Barrigar, and Ron Wray presented Bobby Comstock. Bob Comstock got me started in music when I was 15 years old, and he was 17. He had his first hit record (Tennessee Waltz) shortly after. He played on most of my early sessions, and took me on tour (playing rythmn guitar) twice across the country. With his band, The Counts, they were great. They put out over 30 singles in their career. It's been a long road, but a fast trip. Loren Barrigar and Bob Comstock, both deserve the SAMMY Hall of Fame award.
You can listen to the music of Bobby Comstock and the Counts and Rick Gravelding (he had a band under the name of Rick Jackson and the Lancers) by going to our Rock 'N Roll! webpage, scrolling down and clicking on songs. Be sure to have your computer speakers on or be wearing your headphones. ENJOY!
Pat Scott Dean was chosen Winter Solstice Queen at Oak Hill nursing home. She looks like she’s probably yelling at the person taking the pictures but the folks said she really did have fun with the kids that came to the event. When her daughter, Melissa, saw her that night she asked if Pat had fun and she said “OH YES!” with a big smile.
Our classmate, King Tang and his wife Jean, cook at the Asian food station located in the North Star Dining Room at Cornell University. In addition to the fresh, home made, hot dishes they serve at North Star, Jean and King are famous for their commitment to the members of the Cornell community and the surrounding Ithaca community. CLICK HERE to see a video of King and Jean prepared as a special feature of "CU in the Kitchen" on Cornell University's CORNELLCAST website.