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Gary Wright Talks About His Book, And Secrets About A Certain Beatle

Gary Wright has a new book out called Dream Weaver, which he was allowed to write himself. He says he was happy they let him write it because then he could put things in his own words, and write the way he talks.

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Rayman Recommends Two Books on Minnesota & Wisconsin Bands [VIDEO]

I've talked on books to add to your rock and roll library in past segments, and I've saved the best for last. Each book goes through every artist or band that charted on the top 40, and top 100 that came from Minnesota and Wisconsin

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The Mataafa Crash And Grounding In Duluth’s Canal, Bob Abrahamson Tells The Story

Bob Abrahamson came on the show to talk about the Mataafa, a boat that met a terrible fate right in the canal area. A captain who made a decision he would regret, and a storm that blew several ships to run aground or sink in the early 1900's.

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Want To Start Your Own Rock n Roll Book Collection? Start With This One

Do you want to start your own rock n roll book collection? Start from the beginning of rock and work your way up from the 50's through the 90's for example. In this video, I show you the best book to begin with

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U2 The Definitive Biography, and You Can Win a Copy From Kool 101.7 [REVIEW]

I've just completed reading U2 The definitive Biography, and found it most interesting. John Jobling takes us beyond the myth of U2, and presents an extremely comprehensive account of the band. You'll find extensive interviews with the insiders, studio presidents, record label scouts, critics, and even childhood friends.

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Keith Richard’s Childrens Book ‘Gus and Me- The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar’ Hits the Stores Today

I'm really excited about this book for a couple reasons. First, I'm a huge Rolling Stones fan and have been since I was a kid, Plus, my grandson's name is Gus, so me ordering the book was pretty much a given.  I had a chance to read  the sneaks, and if you happen to be  a granddad, or, soon to be, I encourage you to get the book. It's refreshing to see a side of Keith few people realize he has. The book is available today, September 9th.

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Lunch With The History People Focus On Morgan Park

 

For 35 years, Arnold Alanen was a Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  This Thursday from noon to 1pm at the Depot, he will discuss a few things about Morgan Park. When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, from noon – 1 PM.

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Living The Blues, Canned Heat’s Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival [REVIEW)

Over the years I've read hundreds of books on music, but in all honesty, this is by far the best, and most thorough I've ever read. Where many other band books may briefly touch on the dark side of music, my friend, Fito de la Parra holds nothing back. He tells it exactly as it was, with brutal honesty.

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The Imogene McGrath Memorial Library Presents The Book-It Program

People read books for many reasons. To some, the right book can be a wonderful reference tool, for some an escape to a far distant place. Others may prefer a biography of someone they admire, or a how-to book to repair that cracked tile in your home. There are books on everything, and chances are good, you can find what your looking for in your local library, and if not, they'll get it for you free of charge.

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Jeter Nike Re2pect Ad Is One Of A Kind

Derek Jeter got a huge amount of Respect at the All Star game in Minnesota. I was very proud to be from this state when they stood to show respect, as they should, no matter what team he plays for.

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Four Days, The Historical Record of the Death of President Kennedy

I got home later than usual last night, and to my surprise, my brother-in-law Father Rick  (or as I call him, my brother in law the priest) sent us a box full of books from England. Rick has been a priest in England for many years, and often sends us goodie packages. He knows of my interest in history, and included in the box were many books on the Civil War, and one titled Four Days.

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‘Shades Of Elvis’ — Through The Eyes Of Artists — Priscilla Presley’s New Book

It's pretty hard to find someone who is an Elvis fan. It's for those fans that I'm writing this blog post. Priscilla has a new book out titled Shades of Elvis-Through the Eyes of Artists. The book is exactly what the title says it is. A certain group of artists, picked by Priscilla, who had the opportunity to wear a pair of shades that Elvis actually wore.

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