David Roesch Urbana-Champaign Local Music Scrapbooks, 1966-2017
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Brief Description: Consists of eight scrapbooks of newsclippings and memorabilia documenting the Urbana-Champaign, Illinois local music scene between 1966 and 2017.�  The newspaper articles include descriptions of performances and concert dates by such bands as Coal Kitchen, The Moon Seven Times, The Vertebrats, Mother, Corndolly, Suede Chain, Finchley Boys, Ginger, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, Starcastle, REO Speedwagon, Hound Dog Moses, Poster Children, B-Lovers, Corndolly, Hardvark, Sarge, the Last Gentlemen, Absinthe Blind, Champaign (the band), Combo Audio, George Faber and Stronghold, The Elvis Brothers, Nix 86, The Outnumbered, Nick Rudd, Lonely Trailer.�  The newsclippings also include numerous�  advertisements for many of the community's local music venues including Chances R, Red Lion Inn, Assembly Hall, Blind Pig, The Virginia Theater, City Limits, Alley Cat, Mabel's, The Brown Jug, Panama Red's, Red Herring, Highdive, Cowboy Monkey, Mike N' Molly's, Rose Bowl.�  In addition there are Assembly Hall concert ticket stubs, a National Dance Marathon program, a Red Lion Inn 1979 health permit, a Combo Audio fan club certificate and band member biographies, and a zine called The Road Puppy Weekly Review, 2nd edition, September 20-27, 1991 that was edited by Joey Buck.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/9/160
Created by: David Roesch
Volume: 2.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 02/22/2018.
Arrangement: Organized chronologically.
Biographical Note for David Roesch : David Roesch started his own lighting business shortly after graduating from Centennial High School (Champaign) in 1975, and began working closely with local and national musicians. In 1984 he was hired as extra help at the State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall), until becoming a full-time stage manager in 1999.  He retired from the State Farm Center in February of 2018.
Subject Index
Music - United States
Rock Music
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: David Roesch  Gift