Bath writer takes readers back in time to 'When Rock 'n Roll Rocked Maine'
“Rock 'n Roll Comes To Maine: 1955-1960”
"When Rock 'n Roll Rocked Maine," by Will Andersen of Bath; Andersen & Sons' Publishing Company, Bath; 176 pages; $22.96 Maine and the golden years of rock 'n' roll blend together in "When Rock 'n Roll Rocked ... via Sun-Journal
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#1 Nov 3, 2007
I was one of the members of the Statics in the olden days. Was thrilled to see us on the cover and sprinkled throughout this book. Hard to believe that we're still "celebrities" after all this time. Lots of recognizable names and groups from the Brewer area, the "doo-wop capital". Great book. If you're into rock in the early years, don't miss this one. Old time fans, take note!
#2 Oct 2, 2008
Amazing book to bring back memories especially if you graduated high school from 1955 to 1965 and ever attended a Record Hop, Alan Freed Show or are just a fan of the doo wop era.
I'm from Danbury, Connecticut and sang solo in the Summer of '61 amd with a local group the Sherwoods after that.
Will Anderson is doing a great job in keeping the past and the music alive. Look for his latest project... "LOST DANBURY DOO WOP" Found By: Will Anderson an EP with lots of nostalgia from the Nutmeg State during the early to mid 1960's
Thanks Will... "Rock n' Roll" will never die!
#3 Mar 30, 2009
Many items were missed in the book. To bad that more of the real influences were not mentioned or even contacted. Hopefully next time, folks such as myself, Harry King, Mo Schenk, Bill McGrath, Jack Dalton, Skip Umel, Buddy Adams, will be contacted so a book can really be complete.
#4 Mar 31, 2009
This is Moppsy Davis. I'm sorry that I do not remember you maybe you were around just before me. About 25 years ago, I did contact all the members that we could as we had a Rock and Roll reunion. Dave couldn't make it from Ca, but we did have Faye, I think Claude was there too as I spoke with him over the phone. It was great. I went to Bobby King's wake yesterday, Harry Kings brother from Brewer. Harry is in Texas, writing and producing and briefly told me,(I think) his latest work for Lil Wayne just went double platinum. Moppsy email pippinhill at uninet.net
#5 Aug 17, 2009
Hey Moppsy!! I use to hang with skip, george and stevie, billy mcgrath and the guys. Great memories from the garage. When skips dad was alive he showed me the finer art of how to get hit boxing..ha ha, I was a great study. I miss those days and the people. I moved out of bangor around 81 or 82. In Florida now (kinda whacks it) compared to Maine.I found this by accident and was startled to see names I knew. I loved those guys and the times. The world is to different a place for us old rockers although I grab the guitar out once in a while and play a little stevie ray or blues..my email is williamhodgkins820@hotmail if you run into any of the guys feel free to pass it on. Sorry to hear about Bobby, weve lost a lot over the years...take care Moppsy...bill
#6 Aug 18, 2009
Bill: email me at email@example.com Moppsy Davis
#8 Nov 16, 2014
Hi moppsy. Here is another you missed, me, Frank Conner. I live in Hermon, Maine. Geno lives in Elliot. We are still alive and well over all.
Add us to your list.
#9 Sep 8, 2015
Looking behind what do I see
School days and Chuck Berry
Jimmy Hendrix singing around
Purple haze goes round and round..
Buddy Holly and crashing blues
Lennon killed without no clues
Little Lucille burning away
What else do I have to say..
Jim trying to light the fire
Says he couldn't get much higher
Daltrey and his generation
Didn't cause no big sensation..
Dylan blowing in the wind
Singing songs for those who sinned
Cobain found something in the way
Then shot himself on a sunny day..
Zeppelins making whole lotta love
Dazed and confused high above
Neil Young and his hippie dream
Saved the world from Clapton's cream..
McLean cried when music died
Couldn't save it all no matter he tried
So died the backbeat and the soul
That was the story of Rock n' Roll..
#10 Jan 31, 2016
Go Jerry Go
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