David Roesch Urbana-Champaign Local Music Scrapbooks


Scope and Contents

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Collection Overview

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 - 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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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.

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