Portraits

Musicians 50+ Gene Cornish

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is Gene Cornish guitar player and singer from the Young Rascals/Rascals. When I was in high school these guys were one of my favorite bands. “Good Lovin”, “I ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” . . . There’s a good reason they’re in The Rock ‘n Roll Hall oF Fame. . . . and he’ a great guy.

Musicians 50+ Lenny Kaye

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is my recent portrait of Lenny Kaye. Lenny has been playing guitar with Patti Smith from day 1.  Lenny is also a rock and roll historian, journalist, producer and author.

Musicians 50+ Albert Bouchard

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is Albert Bouchard, original founding member and drummer of Blue Oyster Cult.

Musicians 50+ John Bruschini

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Continuing my project of portraits of musicians over 50 this is jazz guitarist John Bruschini.

Musicians 50+ Handsome Dick Manitoba

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of Handsome Dick Manitoba. Handsome Dick was the lead singer in the infamous Dictators back in the CBGB days. He currently fronts The Dictators NYC and is a DJ on Sirius XM”s Underground Garage.

 

Musicians 50+ Peppy Castro

Peppy Castro © Leland Bobbé

Peppy Castro © Leland Bobbé

This is Peppy Castro one of the early pioneers of the Psychedelic Garage band rock era. At age 17 he was one of the founding members of the legendary rock group, The Blues Magoos. He also starred in the original Broadway production of Hair. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Diana Ross, Kiss and Cher among others.

 

Musicians 50+ Sal Maida

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is bass player Sal Maida. Sal’s played with Roxy Music, Sparks, Milk’n Cookies, and currently Cracker. I’ve known Sal since the 70’s . . .

Musicians 50+ Andy Shernoff

© Leland Bobbe

© Leland Bobbe

Continuing my Musicians 50+ this is Andy Shernoff, bass player and songwriter from NYC punk rockers The Dictators. He also played bass and sang backing vocals on Joey Ramone’s  solo album. His songs have been covered by The Ramones, Joey Ramone, Dion and Mary Weiss from The Shangri La’s.

Musicians 50+ Desmond Sullivan

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of Desmond Sullivan, guitar player in The Planets.

Musicians 50+ Lisa Burns

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is singer/songwriter Lisa Burns. She’s the latest in my series of portraits in musicians over the age of 50.