Do You Hear That Beat?: Wisconsin Pop/Rock in the 50s and 60s

Overview

The Badger State/the Dairy State. The city known for its beer production. But for many Wisconsinites during the years from Truman to Nixon, the home-grown music was a more important commodity. This book is about that music and the people who created it. Remember, discover, and enjoy.

Including:

  • Where did the state's first rock 'n' roll ...
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Overview

The Badger State/the Dairy State. The city known for its beer production. But for many Wisconsinites during the years from Truman to Nixon, the home-grown music was a more important commodity. This book is about that music and the people who created it. Remember, discover, and enjoy.

Including:

  • Where did the state's first rock 'n' roll recording session take place?
  • Which Madison group included a guitarist who later became a U.S. astronaut?
  • What Superior band was produced by Bob Dylan's brother?
  • Who went 17 years between releases, then hit the charts?
  • When did a Milwaukee-born pop/jazz star of the 80's begin his recording career?
  • Why did a top country artist nearly give up recording before his big hit?
  • How did a teen-age Milwaukee band get on a Seattle record label?

Plus:

  • Over 350 bands and artists - from A.B. Skhy to the Zakons.
  • First time ever - the complete story of the Messengers and Michael & the Messengers.
  • The Cuca Records story.
  • Many groups never before covered in print - Attila & the Huns, Baroques, Comic Books, Vilas Craig, Joey Gee & the Come Ons, Shag, Skunks, Underground Sunshine, and more.
  • Artist discographies.
  • Label discographies.
  • 125 Photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964307391
  • Publisher: MusicGem
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: GARY MYERS DBA MUSICGEM
  • Pages: 385

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