Mark Bialczak, The Post-Standard Music Critic, eulogizes Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Famer Sam Amato, who died today in Winter Haven, Florida.
Remember Sam Amato when he would bring The Twisters to Aus Donovan's ABC Lanes on State Street back in the '60s. Bill Cowmey and I along with Liz Donovan tended bar for the wall-to-wall fans who attended the Saturday night shows. If fact, the crowds became so large that Aus hired security guards and a guard dog to maintain. control. Sam & The Twisters could not only rock them but also bring them in.