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Rockin’ the ’60s Induction

Rockin’ The ’60s Colorado Music Hall of Fame Induction Event

September 8, 2012

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The Colorado Music Hall of Fame honored the Astronauts, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and KIMN radio at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, Sept. 8. The “Rockin’ the ‘60s” induction event featured video tributes, interviews with the inductees, celebrity speeches, and performances featuring inductees and guest members of popular Colorado bands (String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Rose Hill Drive). The gala also included a historic array of exhibits and archival photographs.

INDUCTEES:

• The Astronauts, the legendary surf band from Boulder (not exactly known for its great waves) who became more successful than the Beach Boys…in Japan!

• Sugarloaf, who recorded the smash radio hits “Green Eyed Lady” and “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You.”

• Flash Cadillac, the beloved oldies band featured in the movies American Grafitti and Apocalypse Now and television’s Happy Days.

• KIMN radio, the AM giant in Denver and friend of every teenager in town during the ’60s.

Photos top to bottom—Boulder Theater marquee; Rob Squires, Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters), Jim Gallagher, Storm Patterson (Astronauts), Daniel Sproul (Rose Hill Drive), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & the Monsters); Rob MacVittie, Bob Webber, Jerry Corbetta, Myron Pollock, Bobby Pickett, Bob Yeazel, Bob Raymond (Sugarloaf); Mick Manresa, Kasey Phillips (Flash Cadillac).

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Harry Tuft, Barry Fey Induction

Harry Tuft, Barry Fey Colorado Music Hall of Fame Induction Event

February 12, 2012

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s gala and dinner to induct music legends Barry Fey of Family Dog fame and the Denver Folklore Center’s Harry Tuft was held at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field in Boulder on Sunday, Feb. 12. The afternoon featured performances by Firefall, Otis Taylor and Grubstake with special guests Chris Daniels, Rob Drabkin and Dick Weissman, while patrons enjoyed a delicious Italian feast courtesy of Pasta Jay’s. Nick Forster of etown and Hot Rize fame gave the induction speech for Tuft, and celebrity veterinarian and comedian Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald did same for Fey.

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INDUCTEES:

• Barry Fey began his career as one of rock’s most prolific promoters by opening the Family Dog concert hall in 1967, debuting with Big Brother & the Holding Company fronted by singer Janis Joplin. In ten months of its existence, the venue gained national attention as did Fey’s knack for booking the right bands at the right time. With such acts on its stage as Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and the Grateful Dead, the Family Dog established Denver as a “must-play” market for decades to come.

• It has been said that all acoustic musicians worth their salt have made the pilgrimage to Harry Tuft’s Denver Folklore Center to buy a guitar or soak up knowledge from the dean of Colorado’s folk scene. In 1960, Tuft traveled from his native Philadelphia to Colorado to ski, landing a jack-of-all-trades job at the Holy Cat in Georgetown. He ran into Hal Neustaedter, the owner of the Exodus, Denver’s premier folk club, who suggested Tuft might want to start a Folklore Center in Denver, which he did in March of 1962.

Photos top to bottom—Chuck Morris, Kevin Fitzgerald, Barry Fey; Nick Forster, Harry Tuft; Jerry Mills; Rob Drabkin; Dick Weissman, Rich Moore, Harry Tuft.

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John Denver Induction

John Denver Colorado Music Hall of Fame Induction Event

April 21, 2011

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Legendary pop superstar John Denver was inducted to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in a special benefit concert celebrating his music and life on Earth Day Eve, April 21, 2011 at 1stBank Center. The stellar evening featured performances of notable John Denver hits by host Olivia Newton-John, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack, John Oates and former collaborators Bill Danoff of the Starland Vocal Band (co-writer of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”) and John Sommers (writer of “Thank God I’m A Country Boy”). Famed composer Lee Holdridge led the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra in a special tribute performance. Notable environmental activists also joined the stage in a commemoration of John Denver’s long life dedication to the environment. Joining John Denver in the hall’s freshman class was Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

INDUCTEES:

• As music fans everywhere know, John Denver will always be associated with the Rocky Mountains and the city of his adopted name. During his 1970s heyday, he was one of the top five selling recording artists in music history.

• Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a naturally formed, world-famous outdoor venue just fifteen miles west of Denver, is recognized for its star-studded concert roster, natural acoustics and ambience.

Photos top to bottom—Gov. John Hickenlooper, Jesse Belle Deutschendorf, Anna Kate Denver; John Oates, Olivia Newton-John; Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band); all-star finale.

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Inaugural Dinner Fundraiser

Inaugural Fundraising Dinner

March 13, 2011

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A special inaugural fundraising dinner was held at Pasta Jay’s restaurant on Sunday, March 13, 2011, celebrating the exciting plans for the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Tableside perfomers included:

• Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay, known for forming the bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco

• Jock Bartley, the guitarist, songwriter and leader of Firefall, the Boulder scene’s biggest success story of the late 1970s

• John Magnie, a founding member of the Subdudes

• Bill Nershi, a founding member and accomplished acoustic guitarist in String Cheese Incident

• Chris Daniels

• Kenny Passarelli

• Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Matt Morris

• Danielle Ate The Sandwich

Photos top to bottom—Jock Bartley (Firefall), John Magnie (Subdudes), Chris Daniels; Scott Sellen, Richie Furay; John Magnie, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy; all-star finale.

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INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING DINNER - John Magnie, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy, Rick Roberts

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