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Uproar     Bethlehem, PA
Uproar, based out of Bethlehem, PA, was one of the Lehigh Valley's most notable bands of the mid-sixties and beyond.

Founding Members:

Tommy Zito
Arte Chadwick
Gary Gosztonyi
Bob Cirocco
Ken Schroth

Subsequent Members:

Joe Benkovic
Dave Birks
Fred Bernardo
Joe Borelli
Fang Bruce
John Cline
Craig Coyle
Dennis Douvanis
Bob Entler
Curt Evns
Jim Keeler
Lenny Martucci
Byron Mellinger
Billy Murnin
Jimmy Nastasee
Ronald Reiterman
Bob Scammel
Wayne Smith

Venues Played:

Shiver’s House of Catering, Easton PA

Additional Info:

Uproar, originally formed in Bethlehem, Pa was included in the Lehigh Valley "Music Explosion" of the mid-sixties and beyond. This band holds a unique place in the musical history of Pennsylvania Rock and Roll. Despite numerous personnel changes from 1965 - 1980, Uproar managed to maintain its popularity in the public eye and performed for over 15 years. Their niche' in music was a combination of regional and national exposure through the years. Their two singles appeared in Billboard Magazine "Bubbling Under" the top 100. Uproar was the opening act for major artists such as Three Dog Night, Turtles, Bruce Springsteen, Left Banke, Leslie West, Riders of the Purple Sage and Rascals. However, their live performances were more important to fans, which left an impression on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Music Scene.

Uproar was unlike others who had come before them, as they were one of the first area groups to use special effect and arrangements to enhance their music and theatrics to add entertainment to performances. A primary goal was for people to have a good time. A testament to this was their "Tony and the Tonics" tribute to the 50's. Combining music and comedy created a show rivaling that of Ricky and the Rockets and the SHa Na Na shows of the early 70s.

Uproar Played Music of the 60s "Golden Age" and 70s, when sounds of the Beatles, Rascals, Dave Clark 5, Hendrix, Temptations, Beegees, Stones, Three Dog Night, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk and Electric Light Orchestra were filling the air waves.. Factoring in the 50s show, it was not unusual to hear 30 years of music during one Uproar performance.

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