ROCK ’N’ ROLL: “Hey Rock fans, if you haven’t been to the Rock Hall in America set your GPS to Cleveland, Rock and Roll Boulevard.”
That’s 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd. to be precise. Bradford native Carole Longo Harris shared some rock ’n’ roll-related news.
“My son Greg Harris, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, recently announced an expansion in Tokyo, Japan.”
Carole passed along an article from “The Cleveland Scene” newspaper in Ohio about the expansion that indicated the Tokyo location will begin with a temporary exhibit in September. A site for a permanent museum and concert venue will then be found.
According to the article, attendance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has increased since Greg took over as CEO.
Carole now resides in New Hope in Bucks County, but watching recent music performances reminded her of of listening to rock music as a teen in McKean County.
She recently enjoyed “Beautiful: the Carole King Musical” in NYC and the Buddy Holly Show at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.
“Yes, she heard the earth move under her feet!” she tells us.
She has “great memories in Bradford of dancing to “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day.”
“Holly was a great musician who died at age 22 in a plane crash,” she writes. “Don McLean was a 13-year-old paperboy at the time. Later he wrote a tribute, “The Day the Music Died.”
Carole vividly remembers seeing in person Bill Haley and the Comets and Gene Vincent at a Teen Club in Kane when she was 14, she tells us.
“The price of admission was a coke!”