Coming this spring....
There Was A Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte, and North Carolina.
Written by Jacob Berger and Daniel Coston
The first-ever book on the Rock & Roll, garage rock and psychedelic scene in North Carolina. The book discusses music throughout the state, while using Charlotte as a homebase for the book, allowing the reader to follow a group of kids throughout the decade. Their ups, their downs, and what it meant to be a young musician during that time. Interviews with members of the Paragons ("Abba"), Grifs ("Catch A Ride"), Stowaways (Justice Records), Don Dixon, Mitch Easter, Phil Lee (of the Bondsmen), Bob Hinkle (of the Good Earth), New Mix, Young Ages, Hodads, TC Atlantic, and much, much more. The book also features the complete story of the Paragons' "Abba", and a full listing of Rock & Roll bands that were playing throughout North Carolina in the 1960s, as well as extended coverage of the Triangle (Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham) scenes, Asheville, and Winston-Salem.
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