Famous People from the Lehigh Valley

Famous People from the Lehigh Valley

There are 10 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 31, 2008, titled Famous People from the Lehigh Valley. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Amanda Seyfried was born in Allentown and was a 2003 graduate of William Allen High School.

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Niceville, FL

#1 Feb 22, 2008
And me!
Cassie

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Feb 22, 2008
Me too!!

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#3 Feb 22, 2008
The article forgets to mention Brian (Yandrisevitz) Knobbs pro wrestler and Jerry Saggs (Saginovitch) Pro Wrestler

And while not famous on a huge level the following musicians have achieved regional fame and National cult status.

The Original Sins- John Terlesky of Easton, Dan Mckinney of Bethlehem, Dave Ferrara- Bethlehem (now toruring with oldies bands) and Ken Bussiere living in Florida and also touring with oldies bands. most notably Peter Noone. The Sins were produced in 1991 by REM's Peter Buck and recieved rave reviews in tons of magazines. Big Soul released in 1988 is a very critically acclaimed album by many critics across the country. Perhaps one of the best albums of the 80's.

The Psychlone Rangers - Jonathan Valania- Allentown writes for Philadelphia papers and magazines Tim Knerr- Allentown, and 2 other members are living in Philadelphia. I do not know their names. The Rangers were underground alternative darlings in the mid-90's and Kim Deal of the Breeders and Pixies listed them as a top band in a 1995 Rolling Stone. They also toured with Alternative Indy rock icons Guided By Voices.

Zen For Primates T-Roth (zipster) Mike Krisukas do not know other current members. Roth and Krisukas have been the 2 main members in this very quirky, cabaret, style musical outfit. Zen has a huge followin locally, in Philly, the Poconos, and NYC. They also played in LA once. A former member Mark Golin is a publisher for Rodale and living the high life in NYC.

T- Roth also played in a NY band, Another Pretty Face that included Bon Jovi's Tico Torres. He hung out in the NY clubs back in the 70's and rubbed elbows with Lou Reed and Lester Bangs. The band has regrouped recently with Bj's Tico Torres and played a few shows in NYC and Central-North Jersey.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#4 Feb 22, 2008
Also while not a huge fan of their pop punk emo leaning style, acknowledgement must be given to Weston who were huge in the Punk world back in the mid-90's. I recall watching a WCW Monday Nitro show in 1997 that was aired from North Dakota and some dude in the front row had a Weston shirt on.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#5 Feb 22, 2008
Plus we have Jolly Joe Timmer. The Polka King of the LV and well known throughout the Nation. Go to any ballroom in Wisconsin and mention Jolly Joe and you'll given fed pitchers upon pitchers of free beer!

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#6 Feb 22, 2008
Im kinda famous too.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#7 Feb 22, 2008
Pat Kelly of Catasaqua who played for the Yankees.
The Real Tim Knerr

AOL

#8 May 25, 2008
Sorry, but this Tim Knerr was never part of that band. I was a roadie for them and many other bands till December 1987. When an on the job accident broke my left femur and damaged the hip joint from that point on I was out of the roadie business.
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Korea

#9 May 25, 2008
Spencer Haber of Bethlehem, Former CFO of iStar Financial Corporation, NYC.

Jay Weiss, Havard University, Wrestling Coach

Dan Koppen, New England Patriot's Football Team

I too actually am on the list, but they did not print my name. I know the source where they got this list from.

Lara Jill Miller was my classmate at Trexler.
Daniel Dae Kim was also a classmate.

I would suppose her mother Lois Miller is responsible for so many actors developing locally who are making it in show business.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#11 May 27, 2008
The Real Tim Knerr wrote:
Sorry, but this Tim Knerr was never part of that band. I was a roadie for them and many other bands till December 1987. When an on the job accident broke my left femur and damaged the hip joint from that point on I was out of the roadie business.
I meant Jamie Knerr.

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