Chubby Checker: Still Twistin’

Chubby Checker: Still Twistin’

By David DeRocco   It’s kind of ironic, but if you’re someone who stays in shape attending fitness classes that involve any form of dance or rhythmic movement, you might owe some thanks to a guy nicknamed Chubby. You see, in the annals of rock and roll history, the...
Emilio Castillo: Tower of Power’s Head Horn

Emilio Castillo: Tower of Power’s Head Horn

By David DeRocco    As an aspiring 17 year old musician living in Oakland TOWER OF POWER founder Emilio Castillo had a rather modest dream for his career. “When I started out in 1968 there was a band called The Spiders we used to go see that got a gig in Sacramento,”...
Eddie Money: Paradise Found

Eddie Money: Paradise Found

By David DeRocco   If you’re heading to Fallsview Casino this weekend chances are you’re going to leave with less money than you walked in with – unless you’ve got two tickets to the musical paradise called the Avalon Ballroom. In that case, you’ll be leaving with...