Minnesota Historical Society

Everybody’s Heard about the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ’n’ Roll in Minnesota

$ 29.95

The first comprehensive history to trace the evolution of Minnesota 1960s rock and roll

This behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal account relates how a handful of Minnesota rock bands erupted out of a small Midwest market and made it big. From Augie Garcia and Bobby Vee to The Trashmen and the Castaways, Everybody’s Heard about the Bird reveals how this monumental era of Minnesota rock music in the 1960s evolved.

  • By: Rick Shefchik
  • Cloth, jacket, 352 pages, 130 b&w photos, 7 x 9 inches
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (2015)
  • ISBN 978-1452949741

Rick Shefchik spent almost thirty years in daily journalism, mostly as a critic, reporter, and columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He is the author of From Fields to Fairways: Classic Golf Clubs of Minnesota (Minnesota, 2012). He’s a novelist and author of three works of nonfiction and has been in several working bands as a guitarist and singer.

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