Author Tony Renzoni will visit Arts Center East a part of the Gene Pitney – “Rockville Rocket” exhibit. Renzoni will give a talk about his book, Connecticut Rock ‘n’ Roll: A History, and stay for a book signing.
Connecticut Rock ‘n’ Roll: A History is a tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll music scene in Connecticut over the years. Along with a nod to many talented musicians, the book pays homage to such important cultural events as Sock Hops/Record Hops, emergence of Record Stores, Radio Station Disc Jockeys, notable performances, After-School Hangouts and, of course, to the thousands of rock fans. All of these components, merged together, make up the music scene, in Connecticut, throughout the rest of the U.S., and in countries outside the U.S.
NOTE: Many rock ‘n’ roll events that occurred in Connecticut mirrored what was happening throughout the U.S. (and even in other parts of the world). For this reason, readers who are not familiar with Connecticut will certainly relate to, and have fond memories of these cultural events.
FOREWORD by Ken Evans of The Fifth Estate band (“Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” and other National/International hits).