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Authors @ NCL: Connecticut Rock ‘n’ Roll

April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Long neglected in the annals of American music, the Nutmeg State’s influence on the history of rock’n’roll deserves recognition. Connecticut’s musical highlights include the beautiful harmonies of New Haven’s Five Satins, Stamford’s the Fifth Estate and notable rockers such as Rivers Cuomo of Weezer; Rock Hall of Famers include Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events in the state became legend, like Jimi Hendrix’s spellbinding performance at Yale’s Woolsey Hall, and Jim Morrison’s onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena. 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.


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.


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April 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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