Will Quinlan, Jeremy Gloff, the Vodkanauts and more rock New Year's Eve at Skipper's
Will Quinlan channeled Neil Young; Sons of Hippies rocked as Blondie; Ted Lukas and the Misled growled Tom Petty; Barely Pink jammed as Cheap Trick. In all, 15 bands shared the stage at Skipper's Smokehouse, covering late '70s hits on a crisp New Year's Eve at WMNF's Tribute to 1979.
Jeremy Gloff, a.k.a. Stevie Nicks, sang into the midnight countdown as station manager Randy Wynne, Skipper's manager Bonnie O'Connor and owners Tom White and Vince McGilvra unreeled a stuffed mullet. Champagne arrived, with breakfast of omelets, taters, sausage and such.
The Vodkanauts, above, grooved 600 nostalgic partiers into the new year with the essential '79 singles My Sharona, I Don't Like Mondays, YMCA and others. Tickets and raffles raised about $8,000 for the station, said Wynne, and two tubs of food were collected for America's Second Harvest food bank.
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