The Sacramento Rock and Radio Museum is a hidden little local treasure I did not know about until I met a friend of a family member. Our new friend Nick was able to arrange a private tour of the museum for us recently and we had a great day pouring over the contents of the space. Nick was a DJ and worked with concert promoters while in radio for a good chunk of his life. He has some great stories to share and I think recognized in us kindred souls when it comes to music. I really hope we get to spend more time with this man that I instantly liked and felt a kinship with. We have many more stories to swap.
Tower Records also used to be in the concert promotion game. I love this piece of plywood that was painted bright red to advertise the upcoming show. Remember "So Happy Together" by The Turtles?
So Happy Together
The walls are covered with the beautiful artwork that used to be commonplace for advertising upcoming shows.
My husband and Dennis enjoyed swapping band stories.
John was on sensory overload by the end of the day as he took it all in.
Did you notice who the Very Special Guest is in the poster below? Ten points if you can identify the song he is famous for--no Googling allowed!
Give up? Have a listen to Spirit in the Sky.
I love the artwork that filled the space. We don't get the same experience now with tiny CD cover inserts or from iTunes downloads. Elvin Bishop was among many who were Struttin' My Stuff. If you ever get a chance to see Elvin on stage , do it. He is still out there performing.
Hubby and friend Nancy were all smiles at being surrounded by walls full of memories.
The original Sunshine Superman himself, Donovan, visited Sacramento in the 60's.
Our music room now proudly displays some KZAP memorabilia, courtesy of Nick.
Time to head home. Thanks for sharing this memorable day with us!
If you are in the Sacramento area, the museum is located at
911 20th Street.
Visit them at www.sacrockmuseum.org
*all photos from my collection and from the collection of Nick Rhodes.