Category Archives: Rock n Roll

Elvis Presley 1956 – Photos by Alfred Wertheimer

“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution – the 60’s comes from it.” -Leonard Bernstein, 1960s 1956 was pivotal year in America … Continue reading

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Hepcats Gallery 3 – Happy Birthday Elvis

Photos by Libero Api “Without preamble, the three-piece band cuts loose. In the spotlight, the lanky singer flails furious rhythms on his guitar, every now and then breaking a string. In a pivoting stance, his hips swing sensuously from side … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Winter Rockabilly Rumble To Benefit The Tereza Maxová Foundation

by Sad Man’s Tongue Once again my friends Christmas and New years is over and the doldrums of winter is upon us. But there is a beacon of light towards the end of the month. On Saturday January 26th the … Continue reading

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Stories From A Black Eldorado: An Interview With The Bottle Cap Rockets

An Interview With The Bottle Cap RocketsPart One By Sad Man’s Tongue Found a great Rockabilly Band on  a new site dedicated solely to Rockabilly and Kustom Kulture called Rockabilly Worldwide. The band is the Bottle Cap Rockets and their … Continue reading

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Brian Setzer Orchestra Played Christmas Show at The Joint on Yesterday

By JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer Multiple Grammy-winning musician Brian Setzer brought his high-energy big band orchestra to northeast Oklahoma this week for a special holiday performance. His solo releases include “Don’t Mess With A Big Band (Live!)” and “Christmas … Continue reading

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JD McPherson Performs “Twinkle” On The Tonight Show With jay leno

By Sad Man’s Tongue Roots rock and roll and rockabilly revivalist JD McPherson performed his original Christmas song last night on the Late Show with Jay Leno. This native of broken Arrow Oklahoma has restored our faith in rock and … Continue reading

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The Hep Cats of Senigallia Italy Gallery 3 – By Libero Api

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Tribute To A True Hep Cat: Nick Curran 1977 – 2012

My friend Libero Api has seen Nick Curran play several times, unlike myself who never had the honor. This young and talented man’s life was cut short last October due to Cancer. For myself and many others we will only … Continue reading

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Switzerlands Own Gina Carla

by Sad Man’s Tongue It appears that there is more to switzerland than chocolate and Watches., both of which are in a league of their own. There is a new item on the scene and her name is Gina Carla. … Continue reading

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Q&A with Wanda Jackson: Queen of Rockabilly

    by Scott Mervis,  Featured Writer, Pittsburgh Post Gazette   In 1960, she had a hit with “Let’s Have a Party,” and now more than a half-century later, Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly and Elvis Presley’s onetime tour … Continue reading

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