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Milwaukee Rock and Roll (Images of Modern America)

Widen, Larry

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ISBN 10: 146711250X / ISBN 13: 9781467112505
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Title: Milwaukee Rock and Roll (Images of Modern ...

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

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The history of rock music in Milwaukee began at an age when some musicians played in a segregated part of the city. At the same time, a young singer named Buddy Holly kicked off a tour that ended with a plane crash in Iowa 11 days later. The following years brought the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the rest of the British Invasion. In the late 1960s came acid rock, civil unrest, and Summerfest, a music festival that continues to this day. Milwaukee has had its moments in the spotlight: Bob Dylan left the stage after two songs in 1964, Bruce Springsteens 1975 concert was delayed for hours while police searched for a bomb in the theater, hundreds of Black Sabbath fans rioted after a 1980 show, and the Plasmatics Wendy O. Williams was beaten by police in 1981. And then there was the helicopter crash in which blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn perished.

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Larry Widen is a Milwaukee-based journalist who has interviewed Alice Cooper, Buddy Guy, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Joan Jett, and many other musicians. When he owned a Milwaukee cinema, he booked Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Canned Heat, and David Honeyboy Edwards. His previous Arcadia titles include Milwaukee Movie Theaters and Entertainment in Early Milwaukee.

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