May, 2011- Peter Live on
The Magic Stranger Show on WGXC: HANDS-ON RADIO, the new community radio station for Greene and Columbia counties, NY
Archive at WGXC.org
Two special recent events at
Special "in-store" GANDALF performance
Original members, Peter Sando & Frank Hubach
performed songs from the 1969 Capitol LP
Thank you to all that attended!
Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, NY
John St. Jam, Saugerties, NY
American Glory, Hudson, NY
Music Millennium, Portland, OR
Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall NY
Bodle's Opera House - Chester, NY
Sutter's Mill - Suffern, NY
Cafe Cafe - Butler, NJ
Desmond's - NYC
Highline Ballroom - NYC
Garden Cafe - New Milford, NJ
Warwick Valley Winery - Warwick, NY
Crimson Sparrow - Hudson, NY
GANDALF alive and well... featured in the January, 2010 issue
of Record Collector Magazine!
Go to Neil Young's compelling "Living With War" website
Click on LWW Top Songs and find Peter's 1971 anti-war song from Gandalf 2
"No Earth can Be Won"
Support our troops- bring them home now!
CDs from one of Portland's finest songwriters-
"I TOE THE LINE"
now available at
"THE MAN THAT LOVE FORGOT"
includes Peter's "John Brown"!
3/15/06: Peter Sando interviewed on Psych music in recent issue of The Portland Mercury
PSYCHATRONE RHONEDAKK - DISTURBS THE AIR
Available at CDBaby.com
Recent MOJO Psychedelic Limited Edition
GANDALF included in:
"Missing in Action,
25 great albums overshadowed by the Sgt.
and his band of lonely hearts"
The Rahgoos are back!!
Do the Rahgoo on Garage Beat '66- Vol. 4
"an exhilarating manic two-minute blast of chaos"- Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Now Available at SUNDAZED
These "Boots" are made for walkin'!
Gandalf Picture Disc LP and Blue Vinyl version
Remastered by Bob Irwin
8 Page Booklet with new photos and liner notes by Mike Stax
Thanks for the hospitality!!
L. to R.- Tim Livingston, Stephanie Kennedy,
Joe Delia (Bruthers), Bob Irwin, Peter Sando
L. to R.- Joe, Peter & Bob at Sundazed Studios
September 2002 issue
Also appears in "The Mojo Collection"
GANDALF in Ugly Things Magazine,
Issue #19 SOLD OUT
"From Sauce to Sorcery"
An in-depth interview and overview of Peter Sando
and the history of the Gandalf LP on Capitol Records
Some issues still available at clued-in record and magazine outlets or
1999 Grammy Winner
Best Historical Album
The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1927 -1973)
Orrin Keepnews & Steven Lasker, compilation producers;
Paul Brizzi, Dennis Ferrante & Steven Lasker, mastering engineers (Duke Ellington)
[RCA Victor/BMG Classics]
.....and Thanks again Dennis
for making "CREATURES OF HABIT" Super Sonic!
Three songs co-written by Peter Sando and Joe Delia
are heard in the Trimark film, "TIME SERVED"
starring Catherine Oxenberg, Louise Fletcher and Jeff Fahey
Check your local cable listings
We have received sad news of the passing of Dave Bauer in 2007 at the age of 57. Dave replaced Bryan Post in the Rahgoos when Bryan was put on active duty in the Navy during the Viet Nam war. Bryan was about as good a drummer that a Rock and Roll band could have and we never thought we could replace him. Davy was a Jazz musician, and a good one. His influences were diverse, from Buddy Rich to Mitch Mitchell and studying under Bernard "Pretty" Purdy. After hurried rehearsal with Bryan as his mentor, Dave came through with flying clors. Dave's drumming on the Gandalf LP is an prime example of 60's creativity, and deserves the critical acclaim that it has achieved. After Gandalf, Dave went on to play with Albert King (appearing at the Filmore East) and various New York groups. He will be missed by all friends of GANDALF.
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Alan Gordon, and I treasure the many special memories. From the Night Owl Café to the uptown studios, I was privileged to cross musical paths with the man.
Working with Alan was so much fun, his imagination constantly flowing, bursting with new melodies and ideas. There was never a feeling of pressure, as he always evoked a steady stream of his own brand of hilarity that kept everyone in his presence laughing ‘til we cried. He was blessed with an awesome creative energy that filled the room. I can see him now, when he and Garry would present a new song- slapping, clapping and tapping his feet in rhythm, singing the hooky harmonies and horn parts that would eventually endow a hit record. It was amazing.
I’ll always be grateful for his friendship, inspiration, and encouragement. There are so many songs of love and laughter that he leaves us with…but at this moment I recall the more obscure and reflective ones; Amazing Air, The Cat in The Window, Whatever Happened To Happy?… Alan, I’m singing along…
Peter Sando- November 30, 2008
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