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Saturday, September 24 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
SH-BOOM: Quest for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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The year is 1954, and the Chords are about to make history all over again.There are 101 stories on the way to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, none quite as unique as the boys who started it all.The story will take an in-depth look at their trails and tribulations. Their conquests and achievements from the birth of the ground breaking classic, "Sh-Boom”, written in Buddy McRae's Buick convertible.And its unintentional debut, a cosmic accident, when Huggy Boy, a DJ in Los Angeles decided to play the "B”-side of a record just for the hell of it and spun a little of history."Sh-Boom"sold 100,000 copies in just seven days. Many music historians considered it the first Rock & Roll hit. Topping the charts at #1 and staying there for 14 consecutive weeks, making The Chords the first Rhythm & Blues group to crack pop music's top ten!Prior to "Sh-Boom”, "race music"hits were confined to black radio stations and jukeboxes in African American nightclubs. Through unprecedented record sales, in spite of a country divided and at war with itself. And offer a macro look at the racial climate in America, the civil rights movement through the turbulent ‘50s & ‘60s and how that prejudice impacted the microcosm of the music business and ultimately the fate of the Chords.

Saturday September 24, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

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