Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Book Is Now Available At...

Park Road Books, and Paper Skyscraper, here in Charlotte, with more locations to come. And it's always available online at-

Drop us a line, as well, if you're interested in autographed copies. Thanks very much,
May 29, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The books will be in Charlotte on Tuesday

Hello All-

I'll have possession of the first shipment of the book on Tuesday, and will be distributing them around town immediately. I'll be posting where the book will be on sale. If you are interested in a copy, please email me, or check out the book on Thanks, and see you all soon,
May 26, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ugly Things Magazine (with one of our chapters) is now out!

Hello All-

The new issue of Ugly Things Magazine, which excerpts a chapter from my new book on the NC Rock & Roll scene of the 1960s, is now out. This is the legendary mag's 30th anniversary issue, so it's a thrill to be involved with it. 

I should note that the article does incorrectly list the book's website. It actually is-

which you already knew, if you're reading this. In the meantime, check out our site, or check out the Ugly Things website at-

Copies of the NC 60s book will be available next week, if you live in Charlotte. Stay tuned,
May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Meet The Authors!

Jacob "Jake" Berger (top left): It was Jake's idea to create the book that you're reading about. Jake joined his first band in 1965, and has been a part of the Charlotte music scene for many years. Some of the bands that he's been a part of include the Mighty Diamelles, Belmont Playboys, Phil Lee's touring group, and was a key person in the formation of Charlotte's own Spongetones in 1978. It is Jake's story that ties the book together, one of youthful days, the pains of growing up, and staying true to the music. Jake now leads the Mannish Boys, and lives in Charlotte.

Daniel Coston (bottom left): Daniel is the co-writer, editor, and overall shepherd for the book, and has truly enjoyed his experience in helping to put together this book over the last three years. Daniel is an internationally recognized photographer and writer, and currently lives in Charlotte, NC. You can also check out his own blog at

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

There Was A Time Is Now Available On

You can now buy the book here-

If anyone would to buy autographed copies from myself and Jake Berger, please email me, or message me on Facebook for more information. Thanks.
May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Here's The Podcast To The Radio Show That I Appeared On Last Night

Actually, the show was with David Childers, FYI. We talked, we played some songs, and at the show, I played some songs that are featured in There Was A Time. Enjoy.
May 4, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Live Tonight On Internet Radio

Tonight at 8:30pm, I'll be talking with Cameron G. Lee and David Childers about the book, as well as another book I have coming out, on Plaza-Midwood Community Radio, live on the internet at Tune in, call in and say hello.
May 13, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Book Is Now For Sale!

Hello All-

Here's the link to the book. It will be available next week on, and will post the link when that is available. Print copies should start hitting stores later next week. Email me, or post a comment for any questions. Thanks very much.
May 8, 2013

PS, my work on this book is dedicated to my grandfather Donald Coston, who passed away on Monday, my grandmother Jean Coston, and everyone else who was a part of this book. More updates soon.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Abbadons reunion!

Here's the first photo of the Abbadons since 1967, at their first rehearsal since 1967! Left to right, Gaines Brown, Jim Charles and Bob Robinson. The guys already have a setlist together, and will be ready to Rock on June 28th, with original Abbadons drummer Larry Duckworth. Photo by Daniel Coston.
May 6, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

It's A Book Proof!

Hello All-

Here's what the NC 60s book will look like. Some more corrections to be made, and the book will be for sale. Stay tuned. The book will hopefully be available online sometime this week.
May 5, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Here's The Book Cover!

Here's the cover of the book, with the Young Ages looking their best. Photo is courtesy of the Young Ages. Once again, the book is copyright 2013 Jake Berger and Daniel Coston. More shortly.
May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Our first booksigning!

Hello All-

The last week of June is looking to be a media blitz! We'll be holding our first booksigning for the book at Park Road Books, in Charlotte, NC on June 26th at 7pm. Come by, buy a book, and talk to us about There Was A Time, which is the first book of its kind on the history of Garage Rock and Psychedelia in North Carolina during the 1960s. The signing will also get you hyped up for the big release party and show on the 28th.

Park Road Books, in Charlotte, NC, June 26th, 7pm. See you there.