Connecticut rock 'n' roll : a history / Tony Renzoni ; foreword by Ken Evans
Book | The History Press | 2017

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222 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Rock 'n Roll music scene in Connecticut -- Rock 'n Roll is certainly here to stary: 1950-1959 -- From classic pop to mop tops to classic rock: 1960-1969 -- It's still rock 'n roll to us: 1970-1979 -- Keep on rockin' n the USA: 1980s to present -- Appendix A: A tribute to Joe Sia, world-renowned rock photographer (1945-2003) -- Appendix B: Interviews with Connecticut music artists -- Appendix C: Notable Connecticut music venues, concerts and rare behind-the-scenes photos.
Long neglected in the annals of American music, the Nutmeg State's influence on the history of rock'n'roll deserves recognition. Connecticut's musical highlights include the beautiful harmonies of New Haven's Five Satins, Gene Pitney's rise to fame, Stamford's the Fifth Estate and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Saturday Night Live Band's Christine Ohlman. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrix's spellbinding performance at Yale's Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrison's onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylan's appearance at Branford's Indian Neck Folk Festival. With in-depth interviews as well as rare, never-before-seen photos, author Tony Renzoni leads a sonic trip that captures the spirit and zenith of the local scene. -- Publisher description
1625858809 (paperback)
9781625858801 (paperback)
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