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Title: David Roesch Urbana-Champaign Local Music Scrapbooks, 1966-2017Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/160

Primary Creator: David Roesch

Extent: 2.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized chronologically.

Date Acquired: 02/22/2018

Subjects: Music, Music - United States, Rock Music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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 Terms

Music
Music - United States
Rock Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: David Roesch

Acquisition Method: Gift


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1966-2013Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings documenting performances that were booked at Chances R, Red Lion Inn, Assembly Hall, Blind Pig, The Virginia Theater, City Limits, Alley Cat, Mabel's, and the Brown Jug.  The bands include Coal Kitchen, Grateful Dead, Earth Wind & Fire, The Moon Seven Times, The Vertebrats, Mother, Corndolly, Suede Chain, Finchley Boys, Ginger, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, Starcastle, and REO Speedwagon.  In addition there articles documenting the Gary Strater benefit concert; Mark Rubel's relocation of the Pogo Studio to Nashville; Tennessee, and a Red Lion Inn health permit from 1979.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1970-2016Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings documenting performances held at The Drum Shop, Red Lion Inn, Brown Jug, Chances R, Panama Red's, Studio One, and Assembly Hall.  The bands include Hound Dog Moses, Cheap Trick, Poster Children, B-Lovers, Corndolly, Hardvark, Sarge, the Last Gentlemen, and Absinthe Blind.  In addition the newsclippings document two local sound recording business, Polyvinyl Records and Record Swap; and includes The Road Puppy Weekly Review zine, 2nd edition, Sept. 20-27, 1991, edited by Joey Buck.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, ca. 1978Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings documenting performances by the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, as well as the Marshall Tucker Band, Frank Zappa, Starcastle, and Todd Rundgren.  There are also articles documenting the plane crash that killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd; as well as ticket stubs from performances by many national acts that took place at the University of Illinois' Assembly Hall.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1978-2013Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings documenting performances by the bands Starcastle, George Thorogood, Champaign (the band), Combo Audio, George Faber and Strronghold, The Elvis Brothers, Nix 86, Talking Heads, Last Gentlemen, The Outnumbered, Nick Rudd, Lonely Trailer, and Coal Kitchen.  In addition there are articles about Della Perrone's work photographing many of the musicians who performed as part of the Urbana-Champaign local music scene.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1979-2012Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings documenting performances by CV Lloyde, Head East, Slink Rand, Headlights, Beauty Shop, Elsinore, and The Living Blue.  The articles also record performances given at the University of Illinois' Foellinger Auditorium and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as well as such community venues as the Cowboy Monkey, The Highdive, Mike & Molly's, The Red Herring, IMC, Rose Bowl, Memphis on Main.  This is also a Combo Audio fan club certificate and the biographies of the band members and a National Dance Marathon program.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1986-1992Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings documenting performances by the bands High Sierra, Rhythm Rangers, Blanche Talley, Poster Children, Soul Circle, Adrian Belew, The Last Gentlemen, e.k.g, Polaroidz, The Martyrs, Mistress, Charming Beggars, The Didjits, and Titanic Love Affair.  Also includes advertising for performances at The Blind Pig, Mabel's, Candy's Lounge, Buddie's, and Nature's Table.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1987-1990Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings about Adrian Belew/The Bears, The Elvis Brothers, B.B. King, Last Gentlemen, Otis and the Elevators, Schoolyard Truce, Lonely Trailer, Didjits, Timbuck 3, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, Hot Glue Gun, Poster Children, REO Speedwagon, Mudhens, and Clockwork Orange.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1989-2017Add to your cart.
Includes newsclippings documenting performances by such bands as Appaloosa, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, The One-Eyed Jacks, REO Speedwagon, Flea Circus, Poster Children, and Immune System.