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Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots (Images of America Series)
     

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots (Images of America Series)

by Deanna R. Adams
 

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Ever since Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed first called the records he was playing "rock and roll," northeast Ohio has been a driving force in this musical phenomenon. From the disc jockeys who spun the music to the musicians who played it, the clubs that welcomed it and fans who encouraged it, rock and roll has been as much a part of this north coast as the lake

Overview


Ever since Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed first called the records he was playing "rock and roll," northeast Ohio has been a driving force in this musical phenomenon. From the disc jockeys who spun the music to the musicians who played it, the clubs that welcomed it and fans who encouraged it, rock and roll has been as much a part of this north coast as the lake that hugs it. It was those early years, from the 1950s on, that led Cleveland to becoming the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and ultimately home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. While the city spawned several widely recognized names, such as the James Gang (with Joe Walsh), the Raspberries (with Eric Carmen), and Bobby Womack, it is the music itself that will keep this town rocking on the shores of Lake Erie, and beyond, for a long time to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738577869
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/13/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,308,104
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Deanna R. Adams is an award-winning writer whose books include Rock 'n' Roll and the Cleveland Connection. She is an instructor at Lakeland Community College and coordinator of several writers' conferences. She lives in the Greater Cleveland area where she shares her love of music with her husband, Jeff.

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