Be Careful Who You Are Gloating To
August 1, 2022 12:08pm CST
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was yesterday years old when I learned the Rock ‘n roll musician Bill Haley was raised in and was living in Greater-Philadelphia when he and his Comets hit it big. Reading that reminded me of the bazillion times Whozeewhatzit bragged about his hometown of Auburn, New York, being a mega-hub for Rock music, especially in the early years. Members of the Heavy Metal band, Manowar grew up and attended school with Whozeewhatzit and his siblings, and sessions musician Pete Mendillo was also from Auburn, but that’s it. So, I checked out Greater-Rochester and Greater-Syracuse. There were more musicians listed, but even with Ronnie James Dio and Lou Gramm being among them, nothing supported Whozeewhatzit's claim. Of course, I knew that all along. Did you know the essence of early Rock ‘n roll came out of Philadelphia? I found a free course about the history of Rock ‘n roll while looking into Greater-Rochester. I am watching the third lecture and digging the course so far.
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• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
@Chellezhere Maybe they are; I've never heard of them. Like Louis Cato; he's been leading Stay Human (the band for Late Show with Stephen Colbert) ALL SUMMER, but the LSSC opening-credits STILL claim it's Jon Batiste 'leading the band' (probably on account of the fact that he WROTE almost all the music they play, -that he put the band together, and -that it's in his contract). Do you think there's ANOTHER band that's "the greatest on Earth"?
• United States
Cool! My son lived in Cleveland for a few years. He bought me an eyeglass case for my Ray-Bans while visiting the hall of fame. I did not ask him to. He bought the case because he did not like me not having one for those sunglasses.
Did not know that, but did know Cleveland, Ohio DJ Alan Freed coined the phrase rock n' roll. I'm sure many major cities where African Americans migrated to like Chicago, NYC, Detroit, Memphis etc; helped shape and make the music popular to teenagers over time.