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). 

 

I have tentatively started a page for Coming Events; also see Midwest Music for band info and upcoming shows.
 


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.


TWIN CITIES MUSIC EVENTS

TV SHOWS

RECORD COMPILATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

MUSIC VENUES

DISK JOCKEYS

RADIO STATIONS

MID-AMERICA MUSIC HALL OF FAME

 

INDIVIDUAL PAGES

Occasionally, if there is a critical mass of information, I have created a separate page for a person, place or other musical phenomenon.  Here are links to those pages:

Beatles in Minneapolis
 

Maury Bernstein

 

Johnny Canton


Chancellors

 

Ray "Big Reggie" Colihan

 

Danceland

 

Bill Diehl

Drive-Ins

 

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

 

Record Stores

 

Recording Studios

 

Randy Resnick

Rivkin Brothers

Rolling Stones at Danceland

Barry Siewert (McKinna)
 

Snoose Boulevard Festival


Soma Records and the Heilichers