Thursday, April 27, 2017
$75.00 - $200.00 - VIP Seating Doors @ 6:00, GA Doors @ 7:00
Show Time: 8:00 PM / Doors Open: 6:00pm
THE PITTSBURGH ROCK 'N ROLL LEGENDS AWARDS
$200 VIP Level: Two hours of open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, special commemorative gift, reserved seating for awards presentation and concert - Doors open at 6:00 pm.
$75 Fan Level: Cash Bar, Seating first-come, first-served, special commemorative gift, awards presentation and concert - Doors open at 7:00 pm.
This Year's Winners:
Modern Era Legends (Solo performer or band with 20+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS : This band earned 23 gold sin-gles along with 9 gold and platinum albums on their way to selling over 100 million records worldwide. Their smash hits include “Hanky Panky”, “Mony Mony” and “I Think We’re Alone Now”. Pittsburghers Eddie Gray and Mike Va-le co-wrote the band’s rock classic song “Crystal Blue Persuasion”.
Music Industry Professional Legends (Producer, promoter, manager, etc., with 20+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
JERRY REED: In the 1960s, Jerry built a small recording studio in his basement in Beaver. He recorded local groups including the Jaggerz and the Shad Three with Hermie and Rickie Granati and Keith Galantine on his own rec-ord label – Jeree. By the 1980s Jerry had huge success with local and national productions and releases from Donnie Iris, Iron City Houserockers, The Silenc-ers, The Spuds, Kenny Blake, Nathan Davis and Billy Price.
Legacy Legends (Solo performer or band with 40+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
THE JAGGERZ: This Beaver county band recorded a top-five hit on KQV (That’s Why) Baby I Love You in 1968. In 1970, “The Rapper,” written by Donnie Iris was a national #1 single on Cash Box and #2 on Billboard. It was certified a million-seller by the RIAA, earning them a gold record and was fea-tured on American Bandstand. The Jaggerz released a new CD, “The Walk” in 2014.
Music Broadcaster Legends (DJ or VJ with 20+ years in the business – 1 in-ductee)
CHUCK BRINKMAN: From Dormont, one of Pittsburgh’s most popular ra-dio DJs and an influential music/program director from the 1960s to the 1980s on Pittsburgh radio stations KQV, WTAE and WFFM/WMYG. Brinkman introduced the Beatles at their only Pittsburgh stop in 1964 at the Civic Arena. Chuck is still on the air and part-owner of rock oldies station KGVL-FM in Greenville, Texas.
Alan Leeds, Eric Leeds and Matt Blistan will be recognized as the Pittsburgh Connection to the late musician Prince.