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

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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738577869
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,426,421
  • 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

1 Blame It on the Deejays 11

2 Rockin' in a New Era 25

3 Radio Wars 39

4 Early Rockers 53

5 Clubs and Venues That Rocked 67

6 Blame It on the Deejays, Part Two 83

7 Rockin' Musicians of the 1970s 97

8 Genres of Rock, Cleveland Style 109

9 Musical Movers and Shakers 117

10 Hail, Hail Hall of Farners 123

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