Joe Viglione

Before learning guitar, writing songs, donning a cape, and taking the stage name The Count, the Somerville native grew up in a home where his parents played records by Gerry Vale and Mario Lanza, and he listened to “Louie Louie” and “Pushin’ Too Hard” on WMEX. The name and the outfit came from his early love of monster movies, and he started a fanzine (1969) and later a record label (1976), both called Varulven (Swedish for werewolf). His band Still – with Jack Daniel and Jack Inza – did their first gig in  1973 at the Coral Reef in Everett. Starting in 1978, Viglione would eventually perform at the Paradise 49 times. He started hosting the Somerville public access show “TV Eye” in 1979, and has been producing and hosting the public access show “Visual Radio” (currently from studios in Winchester) since 1995. Viglione has also made his mark as … Continue reading Joe Viglione