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“This soulful memoir by a “little cockroach kid from South Philadelphia” offers readers an insider’s view into the golden era of rock and roll and pop music and entertainment.”
Publishers Weekly, 7/15/11
“Writing a narrative that teems with zest and hipness, Blavat invites readers to accompany him on the inside track through the early days of doo wop and R&B to his national stature as an influential figure on the pop scene…This soulful memoir…offers readers an insider’s view into the golden era of rock and roll and pop music and entertainment.”
Philadelphia Daily News
"Trust us, it's a page turner...chock-full of family drama, music, business dirt, celebrity encounters, mob connections an even some juicy sex."
Jerry Blavat was one of the early rock-and-roll deejays who revolutionized the profession and invented the “Oldies” format. He had national success in the ’60s as host of the popular CBS-TV dance show The Discophonic Scene, but is best known as a high-energy oldies deejay on the air and at live events throughout the Middle Atlantic region. With a successful nightclub outside Atlantic City, NJ (Memories); regular radio shows on 88.5 FM WXPN in Philadelphia, 92.1 FM WVLT in South Jersey, and 98.3 FM WTKU in Atlantic City; and scores of sold-out live dance events every year, Blavat is as popular as ever. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. Please visit him at geator.net.
Surprisingly frank overview of a fascinating life in the rock & roll industry. Best stories are about growing up in Philly and getting started in the music business at the age of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kilidonia de Acero
Jerry Blavat is a music icon that shaped the music of a generation growing up on rock and roll. If you're a music history buff, a fan of the Rat Pack and enjoy a little bit of real... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul Gordon
Terrific and candid look into the life of one of America's greatest DJs.Published 3 months ago by R. Byrne
Blavat said it right when he said and still says “you only rock once”. I was shocked at all that he wrote in his book. He remembers so so much. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vincenzo Silveri
This Is An Excellent book. I really enjoyed reading it. I could relate to alot of the dances n places he was at. Brought back great,memoriesPublished 4 months ago by shorty
Outstanding story of Jerry's journey in music and rock and roll. Hard work, total commitment to his trade, and a passion seldom seen in any profession. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gregory G Bentz
Let me start by saying thT this book took place before my time (at least most of it) however growing up listening to the "oldies" I knew all the bands and songs mentioned... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer