About Midnight MIDNIGHT was a band that was formed in Great Neck, Long Island, NY in 1969. I was seeking new personnel for this new band, now called MIDNIGHT and auditioned many Great Neck people before settling into the final group: Myself (Michael Bitterman) on piano and acoustic guitar, Mitch Weissman on lead guitar and vocal, Ferdi Serim on drums and flute, Phil Mandel on a souped up Hammond C3 he called the 'Horace', and Andy Esposito on Bass. I wrote all the songs and we cut several demos at Ultra Sonic Studio in Hempstead, NY. We got air play on WLIR-a premier FM Long Island station and got very good response and we were chosen to play a rally at CW POST for Steve Post who was being kicked off the radio. We shared the bill with David Peel and the Lower East Side and Post's lawyer, William Kunstler. We managed to catch the attention of John Hammond-major producer at Columbia (who signed Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Holliday) who wanted to sign us. A number of things happend at this time including Mitch leaving the band to create the roll of Paul McCartney in a new show called BEATLEMANIA that was to open on Broadway. Sady, MIDNIGHT has never been heard by the masses-until now..