Five Firsts: Betsy Cannon of Betsy & the ByeGons

March 1st, 2011, 2:05 pm by Greg

Betsy and the ByegonsNAME: Betsy Cannon
BAND AFFILIATION: Betsy and the ByeGons
INSTRUMENT: Vocals and percussion

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Alice Cooper’s “Billion Dollar Babies.” Considering I am really a “retro pop diva,” it may seem odd to some people that it was the first album I ever bought. But, when you think about it, Alice Cooper really is a pop artist. Just a very disturbed one.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Hmmm. Sly & the Family Stone with Earth, Wind and Fire. Madison Square Garden, NYC. Again, a pop concert, no? I remember sneaking down to the floor seats from the cheap upper balcony seats. In those days, no one seemed to care if you did that. In fact, people actually helped my friend and me climb over the railings separating the sections! Probably everyone in the place was stoned (except me, of course).

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Parade of Shoes

February 18th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Sara
Betsy's white Cuban heels when Betsy and the ByeGons brought their 60's girl groups sound to First Night Saratoga, 12/31/10 (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

Betsy's white Cuban heels when Betsy and the ByeGons brought their 60's girl groups sound to First Night Saratoga, 12/31/10 (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

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