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About the author


John P. La Torre is a vocalist, musician, and prolific artist who continually shares his goodness with the world. John has been a musician for over 60 years and 30 years of which, have been professional. He proudly started America's First, Racially Integrated Rock and Roll Band and recently wrote a historical account of it. In his "mature" years, as John likes to describe them, he's been busy writing, blogging, and creating new poetry, and stories to share with the world. John lives in South Jersey where he continues to work on his new endeavors. Be sure to Look for John's latest work on his website, www.johnplatorre.com. There you will be able to get a glimpse of John's story and listen to some great music as well.  When John isn't writing, you can find John enjoying life with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, or dancing at the latest family party! He loves music and he loves a good party !

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The Story of America's First Integrated Rock-n-Roll Band
by John La Torre

Overview


Learn the history of America's very first professional, black and white band! Based in Philadelphia, the "Polkadots" turned later, the "Rhythm Rockets", was the very first professional, integrated rock and roll band out there on the road showing America what brotherly love was all about.


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Description


America's first professional, racially integrated, rock 'n' roll band starts with the background of Johnny's family. It quickly leads into his fun and equally exhausting teenage years where Johnny leaves school early to help with the family business. After years of self taught devotion and practice on the guitar, Johnny soon starts a band called, the "Polkadots". Eventually the name changes and band members change as well. Little did Johnny and his band members know that they would one day be, America's very first, professional, black and white band. Enjoy the fun and interesting background stories during the 1950s as Johnny and his band members find their way through an incredible musical and historical journey. Filled with documentation, pictures and other facts of their day, this is a wonderful, true story to read and to share for years to come.
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Overview


Learn the history of America's very first professional, black and white band! Based in Philadelphia, the "Polkadots" turned later, the "Rhythm Rockets", was the very first professional, integrated rock and roll band out there on the road showing America what brotherly love was all about.


5 STAR REVIEW:

This book was recently reviewed by "Readers' Favorite" and received a 5 Star Review.

Read the review here: Readers' Favorite Book Review: 5 STAR REVIEW



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Description


America's first professional, racially integrated, rock 'n' roll band starts with the background of Johnny's family. It quickly leads into his fun and equally exhausting teenage years where Johnny leaves school early to help with the family business. After years of self taught devotion and practice on the guitar, Johnny soon starts a band called, the "Polkadots". Eventually the name changes and band members change as well. Little did Johnny and his band members know that they would one day be, America's very first, professional, black and white band. Enjoy the fun and interesting background stories during the 1950s as Johnny and his band members find their way through an incredible musical and historical journey. Filled with documentation, pictures and other facts of their day, this is a wonderful, true story to read and to share for years to come.

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Book details

Genre:MUSIC

Subgenre:genres & Styles / Rock

Language:English

Pages:34

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543935110

Paperback ISBN:9781543935103


Overview


Learn the history of America's very first professional, black and white band! Based in Philadelphia, the "Polkadots" turned later, the "Rhythm Rockets", was the very first professional, integrated rock and roll band out there on the road showing America what brotherly love was all about.


5 STAR REVIEW:

This book was recently reviewed by "Readers' Favorite" and received a 5 Star Review.

Read the review here: Readers' Favorite Book Review: 5 STAR REVIEW



Read more

Description


America's first professional, racially integrated, rock 'n' roll band starts with the background of Johnny's family. It quickly leads into his fun and equally exhausting teenage years where Johnny leaves school early to help with the family business. After years of self taught devotion and practice on the guitar, Johnny soon starts a band called, the "Polkadots". Eventually the name changes and band members change as well. Little did Johnny and his band members know that they would one day be, America's very first, professional, black and white band. Enjoy the fun and interesting background stories during the 1950s as Johnny and his band members find their way through an incredible musical and historical journey. Filled with documentation, pictures and other facts of their day, this is a wonderful, true story to read and to share for years to come.

Read more

About the author


John P. La Torre is a vocalist, musician, and prolific artist who continually shares his goodness with the world. John has been a musician for over 60 years and 30 years of which, have been professional. He proudly started America's First, Racially Integrated Rock and Roll Band and recently wrote a historical account of it. In his "mature" years, as John likes to describe them, he's been busy writing, blogging, and creating new poetry, and stories to share with the world. John lives in South Jersey where he continues to work on his new endeavors. Be sure to Look for John's latest work on his website, www.johnplatorre.com. There you will be able to get a glimpse of John's story and listen to some great music as well.  When John isn't writing, you can find John enjoying life with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, or dancing at the latest family party! He loves music and he loves a good party !

Read more


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