Connecticut Rock 'n' Roll
A HistoryBook - 2017
Long neglected in the annals of American music, the Nutmeg States influence on the history of rocknroll deserves recognition. Connecticuts musical highlights include the beautiful harmonies of New Havens Five Satins, Gene Pitneys rise to fame, Stamfords the Fifth Estate and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Saturday Night Live Bands Christine Ohlman. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrixs spellbinding performance at Yales Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrisons onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylans appearance at Branfords Indian Neck Folk Festival. With in-depth interviews as well as rare, never-before-seen photos, author Tony Renzoni leads a sonic trip that captures the spirit and zenith of the local scene.
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : The History Press, 2017
Branch Call Number: 781.6609 RENZO
Characteristics: 222 pages ; 23 cm