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Chuck Elliott, Sleepy Hollow Saturday Host

On-Air Host for Sleepy Hollow

Born & Raised

Brooklyn, NY

First Record Purchased

In the late 50's, most likely a Buddy Holly single - "That'll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Rave On," "Everyday."

First Concert

In NYC the Lovin' Spoonful in the West Village. In Philly - Velvet Underground, Aretha & Harry Belafonte at the Spectrum.

All-Time Favorite Bands

Mothers, Byrds, King Crimson, Runrig, Velvet Underground, Incredible String Band, Nat King Cole, Dylan, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, and Kate Wolf

Favorite Local Bands

Fellaheen, No Windows, The Trolleyvox, Boister, Daybreak, Ministry of Inside things, Group W

Favorite Movies

The Godfather I, II, II

Musicians Chuck Was Most Excited to Meet
Bonnie Raitt (in 1970), and talking to Hank Mobley on the phone


Favorite People

XPN Members and XPN Volunteers (a Tie!!)
XPN Listeners
Mickey Mantle

Bands Chuck Played In

Delaware Valley Drifters, Market Street Subway

How Chuck Got Into Radio

I was visiting friends of friends in Juarez, Mexico. There was a great station across the river in Eagle Pass, Texas, playing prog country/country rock. I got to visit. And it was love at first sight.

Weirdest Boss

Sid Mark??

A Few More Things You Don't Know About Chuck:

My day job. I am a school nurse in the New Jersey Public School System.
Since the 1970s, I've been a Renaissance Period Reenactor.
I am also working on a Shakespeare impersonation. "If you have bumped into the Bard recently, it may have been me."

Chuck's picks for Best CDs and Songs of 2009 from XPN's Year In Review