New Book by Tony Renzoni Recognizes CT’s Rock N Roll History
Long neglected in the annals of American music, the Nutmeg State’s influence on the history of rock ’n’ roll deserves recognition. On Saturday, September 30th from 12:00pm-3:00pm, author Tony Renzoni will be on hand at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 255-7756, to meet & greet customers and sign copies of his new book, Connecticut Rock ’N’ Roll: A History (Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, Pub. Date 8.7.17). Connecticut’s musical highlights include the beautiful harmonies of New Haven’s Five Satins, Gene Pitney’s rise to fame, Stamford’s the Fifth Estate and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Saturday Night Live Band’s Christine Ohlman. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrix’s spellbinding performance at Yale’s Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrison’s onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylan’s appearance at Branford’s Indian Neck Folk Festival. With in-depth interviews as well as rare, never- before-seen photos, author Tony Renzoni leads a sonic trip that captures the spirit and zenith of the local scene in Connecticut Rock ’N’ Roll: A History. A graduate of Sacred Heart University, Tony Renzoni is a rock ’n’ roll enthusiast and an avid collector of rock memorabilia, amassing a record collection of over ten thousand vinyl records. He has authored over one thousand weekly guest columns published in the Connecticut Post newspaper and website. During a thirty-eight-year career with the federal government, many as a district manager in Fairfield County, Tony was a recipient of more than forty awards, including his agency’s highest honor award. Copies of Connecticut Rock ’N’ Roll: A History will be available for purchase/signing at the downtown Bookstore event. For more Bookstore events please visit us at www.fairfieldbookstore.com and www.facebook.com/FairfieldUBookstore and on Instagram and Twitter: @ FairfieldUBooks. The Fairfield University Bookstore, located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, is operated by the Follett Higher Education Group and proudly serves the Fairfield Community, Fairfield University and beyond.