Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Needs Help
While in high school I read “Mystery Train” by Greil Marcus (still considered one of the best writers about this topic) and better understood why I was lured to the strong beat and earthy chords of the primitive sounds of the early days of rock and roll. Before there was a genre of music with that title, there was a sound and style that we now call rockabilly. So while my classmates loved the rock group “KISS”, I was playing tunes such as “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You” by Elvis. There was no comparison then, and with some added years to mull it over, even less so today.
About 10 years ago The Rockabilly Hall Of Fame was created, but the task of running it has been high, and financial help is needed. Instead of me explaining it, I thought the husband and wife team from WGN Radio (AM 720) that are my companions on late night radio, stated it best on their blog. The late night air personalities, Steve and Johnnie, are icons in Chicago, and to hear them once on the dial means that you might be hooked for years. Trust me on that one. For me it has been almost 13 years of great late night (or is it early morning) conversations and laughter.
As Steve and Johnnie write, there is a need at the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame.
Now, I know we’ve all got some very important personal items and very worthy causes that need our financial attention and adding “just one more” to the list probably isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. However, Bob Timmers and the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame have been friends to a lot of artists and their families when they needed a friend and now that Bob needs a friend or two I thought it might not be a bad thing to bring it to your attention