Friday, August 17, 2012

Rock Music History in Richmond, VA - Some Links.

Richmond, Virginia
and Rock & Roll
 "Miami, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Raleigh, North Carolina
Washington D.C.
Oh, and Richmond, Virginia too"
- from "Night Train" by James Brown, 1962(song originally written by Johhny Hodges and revised by Jimmy Forest)

Check out these links to Richmond, Virginia rock music history
- let us know if you have others to add.
- email Ray at

Elvis Presley in Richmond at the Mosque, 1956 - Here he is inches away from Main St.

First Psychedelic Rock Concert in Richmond (and Virginia) took place 4 W. Broad Street, August 4, 1967.

Richmond, Virginia Garage Rock - "Hey Joe" by the Hazards, 1967.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shafer Court, VCU, April 14, 1989.

Neil Young visits Plan 9 Music in Richmond's Carytown, April 16, 2011.

ThroTTle Magazine - 30 Years Later and Counting.

Film of VCU's Monroe Park Campus from ca. 1977 - Over 30 Years Ago.

Rare images of Springsteen in Richmond - Found at this SITE

Bruce Springsteen and friends, VCU Franklin St. Gym, Richmond - Feb. 14, 1973.

BruceBase - Every Springsteen concert - including all his Richmond shows. 

"Oregon Hill" - by the Cowboy Junkies, 1992.

Your Spring Park Trip, Monroe Park concert, April 5, 1970 - 40 years ago.
 Garage Rock in Richmond, VA

Richmond Music Journal

A brief history of 929 West Grace [Twisters, Back Door,...]  RVA

  WJRB AM 820 - VCU's student run radio, l967-1970s
 Great site created by RPI/VCU alum.

"Strive" - Church of God in Christ Youth Choir - Richmond, Virginia, 1976.

WRIR Presents: RVA Music History Tumblr Site.

'Elvis at 21' Exhibit at VMFA- Includes information about the Kiss at the Mosque


1 comment:

River Mud said...

We grew up an hour south of Richmond and it was the only place we could reliably visit as teenagers (the "unreliable" being Va Beach) and get into some good punk rock. Bands like Avail, Holy Rollers, and 4 Walls Falling brought national attention to Richmond's punk scene, and how it was fundamentally different from the DC scene. Neat article!