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WUSB Sponsored Events: Port Jefferson Harbor Front Concert Series and Chair-ity.
WUSB will be sponsoring the Wednesday night concert series at the Port Jefferson Harbor Front. The series begins July 3, and is every Wednesday night in July and August. We will also be hosting the WUSB fundraiser Chair-ity at one of the events, stay tuned for more information.
Peter Simon (1947-2018) Photography
Peter Simon lived most of his life on Martha's Vineyard. His passion was taking photos of people, publishing books, programming music and producing The Vineyard Calendars, a showcase for his beautiful photographs. Production of the Vineyard Calendar is an ongoing tradtion that celebrates Peter's photography.
Please join us in celebrating the legacy of Peter Simon and the release of THE VINEYARD CALENDAR 2020 at the Beach Plum Inn, Friday, August 16th 4:00 - 6:00 PM. All fifteen photographs in the new calendar will be on display and available to purchase, as well as the calendar and Peter Simon’s books.
My Father's Place at the Roslyn Hotel
You're in the Army! You wanted My Father's Place and we've got something for everyone. This week we are adding a few new shows including Pure Prairie League and the long-awaited return of Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling on the wildest night of the year, Thanksgiving Eve! If you don't see what you want - give me a call (516) 413-3535. Better yet, try something new like the guys in ELECTRIC MUD. They are Keith Richard's nephews and friends and a totally amazing act...local band 5 Dead X's also appear.
My Father's Place: Events Calendar
Black Uhuru on the Frankie Crocker Show
Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker (1940 – 2000) was the DJ and Program Director on WBLS-FM, who helped grow WBLS (107.5 FM NY, USA), the black music radio station in New York (NY). He is credited with introducing as many as 30 new artists to the mainstream, including Black Uhuru. On the live album, recorded at the Ritz, NY, October '81 you can hear Frankie Crocker's introduction for Black Uhuru.
... Hope you are enjoying yourselves. I am as excited as you are. We have Errol Thomspon, Sly and Robbie, Duckie, Puma and Mike. Put your hands together and give a nice warm Ritz welcome to the best of reggae, Black Uhuru!. ...
When Black Uhuru appeared on the Frankie Crocker show, Lister Hewan-Lowe had just signed the group to Island Records. During the studio appearance, Lister persuaded Frankie Crocker to play Sponji Reggae. Black Uhuru later became a mainstream reggae act, with world wide appearances. In addition, this group (Mykal, Puma and Duckie) has the distinction of receiving the first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, Anthem. Sly and Robbie, de riddim twins, are credited with giving Black Uhuru their distinctive, signature sound.