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Rock & Roll's Early Years: The Los Angeles Contribution (Parts 1 & 2)

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Rock & Roll's Early Years: The Los Angeles Contribution (Parts 1 & 2)

American Popular music was in the midst of an historic change in the mid-1950s. While many of the artists and songs central to this music revolution hailed from the American South, there was a significant contribution from California and specifically Los Angeles. Artists like Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, The Penguins, and The Coasters were breaking out of LA, while many local record labels became national Rock & Roll mainstays. Join us as we will take a nostalgic romp through musical history and identify the Los Angeles contribution to the early years of Rock & Roll and beyond.

Tony Moon has spent 60 successful years in the Music Business. Beginning in 1960, he joined the LA group Dante and The Evergreens, which was managed and produced by Lou Adler and Herb Alpert and later moved to Nashville becoming the guitarist and conductor for Brenda Lee. He also began playing on recording sessions and was Nashville's first rock independent music producer, working with five major labels. He scored several big hits for The Vogues, including "5 O' Clock World." Moon has won several awards as a songwriter and music publisher. He currently administers several music publishing companies and a New York Entertainment Company.

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