Billy Falcon

Sample this concert
  1. 1Intro00:16
  2. 2Another Lonely Night05:08
  3. 3Boys & Girls04:02
  4. 4Reachin'05:05
  5. 5Friday Night (False Start)01:03
  6. 6Friday Night07:03
  7. 7Sail Away04:29
  8. 8Sailor Boy06:27
  9. 9Band Introduction01:40
  10. 10Wild Night06:41
  11. 11It Wasn't You04:19
Liner Notes

Glenn Eichler - bass, harmonica; Billy Falcon - guitar, vocals; Billy Milne - drums, vocals; Michael Visaggio - flute, keyboards, vocals; Rick Zollo - guitar, vocals; Kenny Eichler - guitar, (guest on tracks 12 & 13)

Billy Falcon (born Falcone), originated out of the New York suburb of Rosedale, and eventually caught the ears of a number of A&R men. A bidding war eventually landed him a deal on United Artists Records. Falcon generated a fair media buzz, but failed to sell any significant amount of records. This show, originally recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, was captured on his first national tour, promoting his debut disc, Burning Rose.

The material is spotty, but there were a number of gems in his early set lists, many of which can be heard at this show. "Another Lonely Night," "Boys & Girls," "Reachin'," "It Wasn't You," and "Friday Night" (which appears here with a false start), are among the highlights, but Falcon seems torn between being a sensitive singer-songwriter and a high energy rocker. This is most evident with "Reachin'" which starts as a poignant ballad, but finishes as a Springsteen-on-steroids rocker. Before closing the show with "It Wasn't You" (clearly a track inspired by the Boss) he does a rousing version of Van Morrison's "Wild Night."

By the time the '80s hit, Falcon had moved to Nashville to develop his skill as a writer and to lean closer to country music. When Jon Bon Jovi went looking for him in the early 1990s, he landed a deal on Mercury Records. His solo albums still failed to sell in any great numbers but he gradually built a solid career as a songwriter. His material was cut by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Trace Adkins, Cher, and Stevie Nicks. His relationship with Jon Bon Jovi also blossomed, and Falcon has since become involved in co-writing material on the last couple of Bon Jovi albums.