Posted on October 26th, 2009 · Music/Events/Other

***** Sh-Boom *****

I don’t want you guys to think that I’m a bookworm or something…but I just finished a terrific book, “Sh-Boom” written by Clay Cole.

For you guys who don’t know who Clay Cole is (“was”)…Clay was New York City’s “version” of Dick Clark from 1953-1968.

If you like Rock N’ Roll…Cole has written a no-holds-barred book detailing the inner-workings and personalities that most of us have never heard before.

An absolutely great read.

7 Comments to “Sh-Boom”

  1. MN says...

    I personally know Clay Cole. First met him back in 1960. Clay is a multi talented guy. Can sing, dance, act and was a great tv personality. He was always overshadowed by the far less talented Dick Clark who incidentally can’t or couldn’t hold a candle to Clay.
    I got this book on Amazon and it is a sensational inside read on rock n roll.

  2. Clay Cole says...

    Yo, Jeff!
    I owe you a pastrami on rye, a half-and-half pickle and a Dr Brown’s Celery Tonic!
    My thanks for the kind words; I am so happy you enjoyed the book.
    I’ll be in-and-out of Florida in 2010 — you can collect on that lunch. Just name the place.
    Weren’t we somethin’ — Clay

  3. Clay Cole says...

    I will be in Florida April 8, 9 and 10th for a whirlwind of stage appearances and meet-and-greet book signings, and an appearance on FOX-TV morning show in Tampa Bay area. I’m not sure where in the “Sunshine State” you hang your hat, but I’d love to see you and thank you personality for your support (and great book review.)
    April 8: Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts
    with Little Anthony & the Imperials and Jay & the Americans.
    April 9: St Petersubrg McAffrey Theatre with Jay & the Americans, Coasters, Crystals, Tymes
    April 10: Ft Lauderdale Nova University with Jay & the Americans, Coasters, Crystals and an all-star trubite to Johnny Maestro finale with surprise artists.
    I hope we can meet. Again, a million thanks.
    (You know I have posted your book review on my website Clay Cole Bin page.) Regards, Clay

  4. LD says...

    What a great book. Got mine from Amazon and it really is an eye opener about rock history. Clay is a great story teller and sure knows his stuff.

  5. bt says...

    tremendous inside look at rock n roll.

  6. RD says...

    Jeff, thanks for the great recommendation. I loved reading this book. Great inside stuff.

  7. ghg says...

    Got this book for Father’s Day.
    Terrific read.
    I remember Clay Cole when I was just a kid.

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