Sh-Boom!: The Explosion Of Rock 'n' Roll (1953-1968) by Clay ColeSh-Boom!: The Explosion Of Rock 'n' Roll (1953-1968) by Clay Cole

Sh-Boom!: The Explosion Of Rock 'n' Roll (1953-1968)

byClay ColeForeword byDavid Hinckley

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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There was a small sliver of time between Be-Bop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers created rock 'n' roll. Clay Cole was one of those teenagers he was the host of his own Saturday night, pop music television show.

Clay Cole's SH-BOOM! is the pop culture chronicle of that exciting time, 1953-1968, when teenagers created their own music, from swing bands and pop to rhythm and blues, cover records, a cappella, rockabilly, folk-rock, and girl groups; from the British Invasion to the creation of the American Boy Band. He was first to introduce Chubby Checker performing the "Twist;" the first to present the Rolling Stones, Tony Orlando, Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, Bobby Vinton, the Rascals, Ronettes, Four Seasons, Dion, and dozens more; the first to introduce music video clips, discotheque, go-go girls and young unknown standup comedians Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Fannie Flagg to a teenage television audience.

Clay Cole is one of live television's true pioneers, beginning in 1953 at age 15, as host and producer of his own Saturday night teenage music show. By the time he was 21, he was the wildly-popular singing-dancing star of New York's top-rated Clay Cole Show from 1959 to 1968.Clay has written and produced over 3500 broadcast television ...
Title:Sh-Boom!: The Explosion Of Rock 'n' Roll (1953-1968)Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.07 × 7 × 0.74 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:160037638X

ISBN - 13:9781600376382

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"I was always jealous of that head of hair and tall, skinny body - otherwise, good memories of his television shows and the Brooklyn Paramount." -- Neil Sedaka "American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter"