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RIP Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.

Here are some posts about his history in Youngstown. 

https://yosteelstrings.wordpress.com/tag/chuck-berry/

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Left End leftovers

In doing research on Left End I found a couple items in the Plain Dealer archives perhaps worth bringing to light. Enjoy.

An article from Jan. 1977 in the Plain Dealer.

An article from Jan. 1977 in the Plain Dealer.

 A 1988 comeback article from Plain Dealer writer Jane Scott.

A 1988 comeback article from Plain Dealer writer Jane Scott.

Review of Aug. 1974 show at Idora Park.

Review of Aug. 1974 show at Idora Park.

1975 misc. item

1975 misc. item

Balloon stolen.

Balloon stolen.

Update

I trashed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows page and replaced it with an chronological index of all of the shows I have mentioned here. It’s a much easier way to navigate the site.

Also, I recently edited a very minor Wikipedia article about the State Theater which includes some basic information about the rock clubs that were there.

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Update

Been busy lately, so the updates aren’t going to come as fast as I would like. At this stage of the project, the easy stuff is just about out of the way. Now it’s onto items that aren’t searchable. This is nowhere near as fun as just typing something into Google and getting a hit, so don’t expect any regularly scheduled updates. I’ll come and go as energy levels allow.

In any sense, I’ve got some questions for all of you:

1. The White Stripes allegedly played a show at the Nyabinghi in the late ’90s. Finding a specific date has been a pain in the ass. If anyone has any info on it, let it fly in comments or send me a note.

2. I might be wrong, but I have a hunch that the Jackson Five probably played here during their pre-Motown days (1966-68). Since that era in that group’s history wasn’t well documented, a lead of any kind would be appreciated.

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Just a reminder…

If you want to keep up with new posts, you can follow the blog on Twitter at @SteelStringer00. Again, thanks to everyone for the positive feedback. There’s a lot more interest out there than I thought!

Maps of the stars

I’ve added a page dedicated to mapping where venues mentioned (or will be mentioned) in this blog. You can see the list on that page or you can just follow the link below.

Youngstown rock ‘n’ roll venues

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