Sal Cassano

Host - Dead Musicians

Sal Cassano has been collecting the music of the gone but not forgotten for more than 30 years — vinyl, cassettes, CDs, all now digitized. She don’t have a favorite genre and has been caught enjoying tunes from Mozart to Michael and everything in between. She enjoys studying discographies, learning fun facts and sharing famous (and not-so-famous) quotes.

First album selected: Otis Redding, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” She was 9 and made the purchase at Budget Tapes and Records, in Kalispell, Montana. It was in the used bin. It was 1979 and the album was already more than a decade old.

Most memorable concert: Ronnie James Dio with White Snake as an opener in Phoenix, Arizona, in summer 1984.

Music she’d want if stranded on a desert island: KD Lang. Not sure how delighted KD would be, but it works in Sal’s head.