Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness
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Edge of Darkness started out as a five-piece band in 1966 at the State University of New York at Oswego. After vocalist John Bianchi left to join the navy, the resulting quartet consisted of Sam Domicolo, bass & vocals; Vic Didominick, organ & vocals; Chip Alexander; guitar & vocals and Paul Ferguson, drums & vocals. Their Utica-based agent Gene Kipper booked them regularly at clubs, bars and colleges from Vermont to New Jersey. They played so much that it took them five years to graduate.

When playing a bar in Lake Placid over Christmas in 1967, Joe Serpente introduced them to Jamie Records after hearing “Here Comes the Rain.” They recorded several original tracks at the Jamie studio at 919 North Broad Street in Philadelphia.

“Mean Town” was released with “So Many Years” on the flip side in August, 1968. It was the pick hit of the week in Little Rock. The band finally split in 1969 when three of the members graduated.

Chip went to Belgium to study medicine and became a psychiatrist in Connecticut.

Drummer Paul Ferguson played pro ice hockey in Europe and then moved to England and wrote songs for over 20 years, winning festivals in Ireland, Spain and Japan. He set up a legal immigration consultancy in 1985 and later sold it, turning to writing, where among projects and awards, he wrote the novel “Killing the Dead” that was published in 2011.

Sam continues to write and perform from his base in e in Nokomis, Sarasota county, Florida.

The band had a reunion concert before 500 people in Oswego in 2008.

 

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