12/31 MN Reads: Everybody's Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock 'n' Roll in Minnesota

Dec 31, 2015

Credit University of Minnesota Press

  KUMD talks with journalist, columnist, and author Rick Shefchik about his newest book, Everybody's Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock 'n' Roll in Minnesota, published in 2015 by the University of Minnesota Press.  Recordings by The Trashmen ("Surfin' Bird"), The Castaways ("Liar, Liar") and The Gestures ("Run, Run, Run") helped place Minnesota on the rock and roll map in that decade. Shefchik's book explores these phenomena but also digs deeper to chronicle the nascence and careers of many young Minnesota rock bands in the 60s, with many photographs and first person accounts.

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