The Decade

The Decade


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The Decade by Gabby Means

The Decade was the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll in Pittsburgh, at the corner of Atwood and Sennott. The eclectic bar with parachutes covering the ceiling was home base for local bands such as the Iron City Houserockers, but it also served as a showcase for rising international recording acts, including the Police, U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Ramones. Under the shadow of the University of Pittsburgh, The Decade was an oasis of live rock and blues music in the 1970s to the early 1990s. The small venue had wide appeal to bands who felt they could intimately connect with their audience. Owned and operated by Dom DiSilvio, The Decade will forever be a home to many Pittsburghers, and Images of Modern America: The Decade is a home for their stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540200877
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Gabby Means, eldest grandchild of Dom DiSilvio, currently attends NYU. Dom is retired and resides in downtown Pittsburgh amongst his enormous family. Both he and Gabby maintain a great passion for music, especially the Pittsburgh music scene. Most images in The Decade are from Dom’s personal collection, while others have been provided by fans.

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