Featured Artist: Dagger
Endicott and Owego, NY based Dagger formed in the early 1970's and included Doug Kazantzis (guitar/voc), Mike Husted (guitar/voc), Bill Eno (bass/voc) and Mike Ricciardi (drums) in Endicott, NY. They had an interest in rock theatrics (including the stage clothes) and were heavily influenced by Alice Cooper, the Beatles, Mott the Hoople, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, and others. In their time together, they amassed a large amount of original material and traveled throughout the northeast region extensively. In the mid 1970's they released their only record, a 45 rpm with two songs, "All I Want To Do" b/w "Behind the Curtain", both written by Doug Kazantzis and received immediate local radio airplay.
After going through personnel changes over six years - other members included Ted Brainard (keyboards), Jim Minor (vocals), Rick Holly (vocals), Mike McClain (guitar), Rodney Belknap (crew) and Phil Pozzi (crew), Dagger disbanded in 1977.
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Photo Credit: Phil Courtright