Arts, Entertainment, Living
That's the Bossman, Porky Chedwick. He's 92 today. If you grew up in or around the Burgh, you know about his role in and influence on the Pittsburgh music scene since 1948, especially when it came to R&B, blues, doo-wop and all that fine stuff. He certainly gave BlueNotes a giant shove in the right direction, even before there was a BlueNotes.
He's so much a part of Pittsburgh, he couldn't even leave when he tried. He "retired" to Florida a few years ago,but came back. Apparently you can take the Bossman out of the Burgh, but you can't take the Burgh out of the Bossman. Or something like that.