This downtown lion’s head used to be on a building but has been transplanted elsewhere now that the building is long gone. Where is it located and what building was it on??
A new book written and put together by Christopher Kennedy brings to light a series of photographs taken by Cleveland DJ Tommy Edwards during the late 50s and early 60s. Tommy Edwards hailed from Milwaukee and worked several years for WOKY prior to his new job at Cleveland’s WERE.
The archive of more than 1,700 photographic slides was discovered by the author 5 years ago and sheds light on the disc jockey’s work with a huge number of music and Hollywood celebrities as they passed through the midwestern city. It documents through 200 original photographs and press releases a view of what it was like working with these classic artists and how the industry was transformed during the birth of Rock ‘n Roll.
This is a great book for those interested in the cultural heritage of the music industry.
The book can be ordered through Kent State University Press:
1950s Radio in Color
I know this new feature was supposed to Mystery Faces but for this week, it will not be a mystery face but a myster-Y! This Capital “Y” is one of several letters on the pilaster capital of a lower east side building. This could be a difficult mystery so more clues will be forthcoming if nobody guesses in the meantime!
It is a great day to remember our nation’s history! It is important to not only remember and celebrate the Declaration of Independence but also all of the history which has made America the country it is. Take time to educate yourself on the history of your country and city!
Sorry about the lack of a Monday mystery today. Holiday activities have delayed getting a mystery question posted. Check back again soon!!