Welcome to my Twin Cities Music Highlights page.  This is an effort to gather information about the music scene that took place from the beginning of the jazz age to 1974 in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, with an emphasis on connections to St. Louis Park, my home town.    I invite additions and corrections, so feel free to contact me at jeanneandersen@comcast.net.


Most of the photos on this site have been taken from the Internet and I have made every effort to give the source.  If I have swiped your photo without permission or attribution, please let me know.

Please Note that I do not list local bands because there are just hundreds of them.  The best source on local bands is  http://minniepaulmusic.com/  which has loads of info, pictures, posters, and interviews.  Another web site is Garage Hangover  (14 Minnesota bands). 


This site used to be one long page made up of several sections (designed to make searching easier), but it got so big that I have now divided it into separate pages.  We're hoping to getting the above search engine to work.  It may take some time - bear with me!  Use these links to go to a particular section.

The main pages are:







Beatles in Minneapolis

Maury Bernstein


Johnny Canton



Ray "Big Reggie" Colihan


Dance Marathons




Bill Diehl

Disk Jockeys



Elvis in the Twin Cities

Gangs in the Twin Cities

Augie Garcia

High Spirits

Peter Himmelman

Hullaballoo Teen Scene/Purple Cigar

Dan Israel

Judd Group

Timothy D. Kehr


The Kistler Building

The Mayor of Bronzeville


The Monkees in Minnesota


Olson Memorial Highway


Herb Pilhofer


Professor James Francis Patrick O'Neill

Acts at the Prom Ballroom


Radio Stations


Record Compilations


Record Stores


Recording Studios


Randy Resnick

Rivkin Brothers

Rolling Stones at Danceland

Barry Siewert (McKinna)

Snoose Boulevard Festival

Soma Records and the Heilichers


TV Shows