Duke Jupiter

Class of 2014

Duke Jupiter is one of the most popular rock bands and recording artists to come out of Rochester — so popular they were banned from performing at city-sponsored events after an unexpected 25,000 fans turned out for a free concert in June 1982 at Ontario Beach Park. The fans caused the biggest traffic jam in Rochester history, which made national news including reports on MTV. Active from1973 to1986, Duke Jupiter released nine albums; had four videos featured on MTV; appeared on “Solid Gold”; and toured with some of the biggest acts of the late ’70s and early ’80s, including REO Speedwagon, ZZ TOP, Foreigner, Blue Oyster Cult, and David Bowie. Original members include Marshall Styler, keys/vocals/songwriter; Greg Walker, guitar/vocals/songwriter; George Barajas, bass/vocals/songwriter; Earl Jetty, drums. Later members include Don Maracle, guitar; David Hanlon, drums; Rickey Ellis, bass; and Dave Corcoran, drums.

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