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Feb 05 2015

Mack to be honored

Legendary Pittsburgh DJ and dance promoter Bob Mack will be honored at the Harmar House in Cheswick on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Together with Porky Chedwick, Mad Mike Metrovich, and Terry Lee, Mack pioneered the playing of obscure, unknown records which became known as “Pittsburgh Oldies” more than 50 years ago.

If you own an original Roulette pressing of “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and the Shondells,  the biggest record that broke out nationally out of the Pittsburgh dance scene, you’ll see “Bob Mack presents” on the label.  Mack is the one who found Tommy several years after “Hanky Panky” was originally issued and gave him his name and helped place the record with a national label.

Tickets and further information about the event are available from Attic Records  atticrecordstoreinc.com  412-821-8484

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  1. Doug Goffus

    Congrats Bob on your well deserved honor. If memory serves, Hanky Panky was originally released on the Snap Records label around 1963 and then re-released on Roulette Records around 1966. Again, if memory serves and you all know how that goes sometimes. CHEERS BOB
    DOUG

  2. Larry Patterson

    It’s about time…..

    Bob is #1 in my book…

    Congrats BOB MACK !!!!

    Larry

  3. Larry Patterson

    “I PLAYED IN THE BAND THAT BACKED UP J.J. JACKSON AND SEVERAL OTHER RECORD ACTS THAT PERFORMED AT SOME OF MACK’S PITTSBURGH YOUNG ADULT DANCE CLUBS, IN THE 1960’s – THE ATMOSPHERE WAS ELECTRIC AND THE CROWDS WERE HUGE – OUR BAND HAD NEVER HEARD THE MUSIC HE PLAYED AT THE CLUBS OR ON HIS RADIO SHOW, BUT EVERYBODY WENT CRAZY FOR IT – THOSE WERE GREAT TIMES – WE WERE BLESSED TO BE A PART OF IT – IT IS GOOD TO SEE THE GUY WHO MADE IT HAPPEN IS BEING RECOGNIZED” – LARRY PATTERSON #

  4. connie smalls

    So glad to hear that Bob Mack is to be honored. He was the number one DJ in Pittsburgh when I was a teenager. I loved his program, the dances, shows and all the entertainment he brought to the area. He was the Pittsburgh Sound and played the soundtrack of our lives. One memory, among many, was Bob accompanying Tommy James and the Shondells to the American Legion in Sharon, Pa., in 1966. It was a great performance. Many thanks to Bob Mack (Robert McConnell) for his innovation, talent and pure genius to know what the public would love and give it to them. So many good memories. Thanks Bob.

  5. Leslie Bell Redman

    I couldn’t be more pleased to hear that Bob Mack is being honored for his role in the history of Rock n Roll. He was the Pittsburgh counterpart of my Dad Boots Bell, of Youngstown, Ohio. I know that my Dad would be very happy to know his buddy Bob is getting his due. I recently read Tommy James’ biography and understand Mr. Mack’s role in Tommy’s success. Thank you for your musical contributions, Mr. Mack!

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