Five Firsts: Bert Pagano of the Big Idea
NAME: Bert Pagano
BAND AFFILIATION: The Big Idea
INSTRUMENT: Guitar and vocals
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Meet the Beatles”
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Dick Clark’s Cavalcade of Stars (Herman’s Hermits, Billy Stewart, the Dixie Cups, the Detergents, Little Anthony & the Imperials)
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a no-name nylon string guitar my parents bought @ Grand-Way discount.
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Kicks” by Paul Revere & the Raiders
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Shades of Blue (which was a short-lived name after a national act used the name)
Bert Pagano straps on his six-string and steps up to the microphone to lead the Big Idea at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy on Friday night (December 23). The music is slated to begin at 10pm, and admission is free.