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Magnum  1978-1994  
Magnum is a rock group from Allentown, PA that was founded in 1978 by Steve Weiss and Lonnie Warner. This band is currently active and available for reunion concerts.



Founding Members:


Original Lineup (1978)
Steve Weiss - Guitar, Vocals (1978 - 1980)
Lonnie Warner - Keys, Vocals (1978 - 1994)
Dave Werkhiser - Drums, Vocals (1978 - 1994)
Charley Lippincott - Lead Vocals, Guitar (1978 - 1979)
Butch Samolewicz - Bass, Vocals (1978 - 1985)


Subsequent Members:


Tommy Zito - Keys, Vocals (1980 - 1986)
Michael DeFrank - Guitar, Vocals (1982 - 1994)
Kent Warner - Bass, Vocals (1985 - 1987)
Robert Mason - Lead Vocals, Guitar (1988 - 1989)
Jeff Smith - Lead Vocals, Guitar (1990 - 1994)
Kjell Benner - Bass (1990 - 1994)
Rory Castellano - Bass (1988)




Noteable Highlights:


-Voted #1 rock band, in the WZZO-FM Z-95 Annual Rock Poll in both 1979 and 1980.
-The band's first singles "Fun and Games? & "Rock and Roll Man" were produced by Billy Terrell





Hot Nights
1. "Hot Nights"
2. "Public Memory #1"
3. "Second Chance"
4. "Unanswered Love"
5. "Video Girl"



No Secrets
1. "Breaking Point"
2. "Betrayed"
3. "Forever Ended Yesterday"
4. "2 Sides of Love"
5. "I've Got Your Number"
6. "Angela"
7. "Prisoners of Fortune"
8. "You Could Have Told Me"
















Venues Played:


CLUBS & LOUNGES
The Gables - NJ
Rock Bottom - NJ
Oakhurst Cafe - NJ
Bill Daniels Rock Palace - PA
Heister's Lounge - PA
Tiger Tail - NJ
Silo - PA
Red Rooster NJ
Jason's Place - PA
Red Maple Inn - PA
Mother's - NJ
Smile's -NJ
The Alley - PA
Bayshores - NJ
Firehouse Lounge - PA
Riverside - NJ
Four Winds - PA
Vernon's Tavern - PA
Saylor's lAke Tavern - PA
Conn's Garden Club - PA
Lighthouse - PA
Silver Dollar - NJ
Gallagher's Wooden Nickel - PA
Old Colony - PA
Shady Lane - NJ
Yock & Jay's - NJ
Aquarius Lounge - NJ
Fernwood - PA
Starburst Lounge -PA
Lighthouse - PA
Harrigan's - PA
Governor's Inn - NJ
Chatterbox - NJ
Miseracordia College - PA
Castle Inne - NJ
The Nook - NJ

SCHOOL & MISC. EVENTS
Ice-A-Rama - PA
Weex Community Spirit Day - PA
CYC - PA
Stroudsbug Mall - PA
Easton Area High School - PA
Warren Hills High School - NJ
Temple University - PA
Centenary College - NJ
Liberty High School - PA
Moravian College - PA


Additional Info:


Magnum was formed in May of 1978 by Lonnie Warner and Steve Weiss, formerly of the popular disco group Trust, with the help of Dave Sestak of Media Five Entertainment. They teamed up with former Auburn member Butch Samolewicz, Dave Werkhiser of Oasis, Charlie Lippincott of Kydds and bass player, sound and light man Rico Corcoan. Magnum debut in July of 1978, and overnight established themselves as one of Lehigh Valley's favorite bands. Later in 1978 they expanded their appearance schedule, gaining fans and building a professional reputation throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Magnum was Voted #1 rock band, in the annual rock Poll in the spring of 1979, conducted by WZZO-FM 95, Bethlehem, PA.



Amber J   Flemington ,NJ

4:21pm on Monday, December 17th, 2012

I am seeking information about a venue my grandparents used to own, The Shady Lane Inn. I see you guys played there. Would you happen to have any memories of playing there? I'd love to hear them! Thanks :)

Phil Long   Auburn,Pa

4:36pm on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Magnum was the best cover band I have ever heard.I was a Race Car Driver from 1979 till 1995 and my Summers were always busy but in the off season I would go se Magnum wherever they played..All Winter I attended The Silo in Reading,Pa when Magnum wa... read more »

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