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2013 Pittsburgh Music History Year End Recap

posted Dec 31, 2013, 10:55 AM by Paul Carosi   [ updated Jan 1, 2014, 8:34 AM ]
2013 was an active year for the Pittsburgh Music History with dozens of new stories, thousands of visits, and support from musicians, music promoters, music historians, music fans and other websites.

Pittsburgh Music History had 75,677 visits during 2013.
The monthly average was 6,306 visits with a peak of 8,300 visits in July.
The most read stories overall on Pittsburgh Music History in 2013 were
Doo-Wop & Vocal Groups  
Janet Vogel  
1960 to 2000  
Terry Lee  
The Decade  
Syria Mosque  
Stanley Theater - Rock Era  
Phyllis Hyman  
Civic Arena  
The Four Coins  
Electric Banana  
Graffiti Showcase and Graffiti Rock Challenge  
Granati Brothers  
Rick Witkowski  
The Skyliners  
Civic Arena Concert Schedule  
Three Rivers Stadium  
Music Venues  
Club Laga  

Great New Albums from Pittsburgh Musicians

2013 saw the release of great new albums from Joe Grushecky, Rusted Root, George Benson, Dan Bubien, J.D. Eicher & the Goodnights, Billy Price, Bill Deasey, Vanessa Campagna, Chrome Moses, Marcus Meston, and Mike Stout

Thank You

Thanks to the many people who contributed stories ideas and information this year including Jerry Zolten, Phil the Knight, Jimmie Ross, John Rinaldo, Bree Freeman, Hermie Granati, Rick Granati, Frank Czuri, members of Joe Hiller's family, Colter Harper, Barbara Blue, Ernie Hawkins, Bob Beach and more.

Thanks to Dr. Nelson Harrison for his continued support Pittsburgh Music History on the Jazzburgher network site at

Thanks to Scott Mervis of the Post Gazette and Scott Tady of the Beaver County Times for their continued support and great news stories and interviews.

Thanks to the Huffington Post for using Pittsburgh Music History as a reference in your story on Lena Horne

Thanks to Michael Ricci of for working with us and Colter Harper on the story of Jimmy Ponder

Thanks to someone at who linked to our story on Phylliss Hyman brining 1,300 visits.
( I still can't find the link)

In Memory

In memory of the Pittsburgh music heroes we lost this year Jimmy Ponder, Morry Martin, Herm Granati Sr., Joey Covington, and Terry Lee