- Paperback: 131 pages
- Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers; 1 edition (November 15, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 188622899X
- ISBN-13: 978-1886228993
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cleveland Rock and Roll Memories: True and Tall Tales of the Glory Days, Told by Musicians, DJs, Promoters, and Fans Who Made the Scene in the '60s, '70s, and '80s Paperback – November 15, 2006
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A high-spirited, very conversational compilation of ‘true and tall tales of the glory days’ of the Cleveland music scene, as told through the eyes of musicians, DJs, promoters and fans. (Goldmine Magazine 2007-02-16)
A fun, incisive look at three decades of Cleveland’s music history. The result is a well-researched work that is an absolute blast to read . . . Feels less like following a detailed history text than flipping through a scrapbook, or watching a documentary . . . A sharply written piece of folk history. It’s a quick read, and certainly an enjoyable one for Cleveland rock fans who were there the first time around. (Benjamin Pogany West Life 2006-11-30)
Largely presented as an oral history, making the book essentially a collection of anecdotes. As a result, you get a real ‘you are there’ feeling . . . A bittersweet look back at a time before the mainstream music industry became totally prepackaged, a time when radio DJs could actually choose the songs they were going to play. (Gillian G. Gaar Harp Magazine 2007-03-12)
Chock full of pictures (stars, tickets, concert posters, stickers and pins). Reading it is like overhearing folks swap tales. (Laura Kennelly Morning Journal 2006-12-17)
An easy read, full of great photos, memorabilia, and firsthand accounts from Cleveland DJs, musicians, and local people―maybe even your next-door neighbor―who retell their personal experiences at historic music events in the area. (Sundayoldiesjukebox.com 2007-02-24)
Like stopping by the record store and browsing the bins, listening to the first few seconds of a cut here and there, and getting lost in a memory. (Carl E. Feather Star Beacon 2007-02-01)
For rock geeks, the most interesting chapter will be the recollections of the many groundbreaking performances by then-up-and-coming rockers such as David Bowie and, of course, Bruce Springsteen . . . If you were an avid concert-going rock fan in those heady days, chances are there will be at least a few pages that speak directly to you and many more that will bring back memories. (Malcom Abram Akron Beacon Journal 2007-05-13)
The book’s charm comes from the recollections supplied by promoters, musicians, disc jockeys and, maybe most powerfully, the fans, which unearth seldom-told stories and bits of Cleveland rock trivia that provide a fresh perspective on a time about which many of us thought we’d heard everything. (Jim Vickers Cleveland Magazine 2007-01-01)
About the Author
Carlo Wolff writes for numerous publications including Goldmine, Billboard.com, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Sun Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Sun Newspapers and Scene. He specializes in music criticism, book reviews, and feature articles about popular culture, travel, and business. He is also Features Editor of LH-Lodging Hospitality magazine. He lives in South Euclid, Ohio.
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As a boomer who attended a ton of Cleveland shows and haunted some of the clubs he writes about, I could not put the book down, until I had absorbed every page.
A great read for anyone who grew up in the golden era of Cleveland Rock & Roll, or for those who wonder why Cleveland was picked for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The only thing I want is another book with more memories from the clubs and concerts from Cleveland
Buy this book today.
I thought there were a few glaring omissions though. Devo, who must have sold as many records as almost anyone else from Northeast Ohio, and was an influential force in music, barely warrants a mention.Also, from a media standpoint, Scene Magazine played a big part in exposing people to both local and national bands, and they too are barely referred to.
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