Minnesota Rock N Roll in the 60s
For the week of May 1, 2016
Rick Shefchik, author of “Everyone’s Heard About The Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock n Roll in Minnesota” discusses the birth of rock n roll in the state.
- Part 1
Part 1 (1:25) How “Surfin’ Bird” by The Trashmen became a national hit; (3:09) The influence of surf music; (4:27) The Bird dance; (7:33) Augie Garcia and the first rock n roll band in the Twin Cities; (9:18) The Elvis concert at the St. Paul Auditorium
- Part 2
Part 2 (:33) WDGY’s DJ Bill Diehl; (5:02) Beatlemania; (7:25) “Run Run Run” by The Gestures; (9:36) Kay Bank Studios and Soma Records; (12:24) How the early 60s bands like The Trashmen influenced the local music scene; (13:24) Info on the LearningLife course “Kay Bank, WDGY, KDWB, and Mr. Lucky’s: 1960s Rock in Minnesota”