Primary Creator: David Roesch
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet
Arrangement: Organized chronologically.
Date Acquired: 02/22/2018
Consists of eight scrapbooks of newsclippings and memorabilia documenting the Urbana-Champaign, Illinois local music scene between 1966 and 2017.Ã?Â 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.Ã?Â The newsclippings also include numerousÃ?Â 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.Ã?Â 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.
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.
Acquisition Source: David Roesch
Acquisition Method: Gift