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BOB BARRY, author of Rock N Roll Radio Milwaukee

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Add to Calendar 07/12/2018 07:00 PM 07/12/2018 08:00 PM America/Chicago BOB BARRY, author of Rock N Roll Radio Milwaukee

Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. The only time the Beatles performed here, Barry introduced them to the audience, and he was the only local personality who spent time in private with the Fab Four. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Chuck Berry, the Animals, Wings, the Rolling Stones--the list goes on. His popular "Bob Barry Calls the World" segment entertained thousands with cold calls to famous personalities, including Bob Hope, Sophia Loren, Elton John and Cher. Through it all, Barry maintained a calm and fun-loving demeanor, even when mocked by the WOKY Chicken or nearly eaten by wolves on the air. Packed with never-before-seen photos, this revealing memoir recalls the iconic DJ's many celebrity encounters, his career highlights and setbacks and the hijinks that made Milwaukee radio rock.

About the Author: Bob Barry is best remembered as a legendary Milwaukee disc jockey. During his career, he received numerous industry awards, chief among them Billboard magazine's Top 40 Air Personality of the Year in 1975. In 2001, Barry was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 

 

Contact: Lisa Baudoin Books & Company - info@booksco.com

Books & Company, 1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. The only time the Beatles performed here, Barry introduced them to the audience, and he was the only local personality who spent time in private with the Fab Four. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Chuck Berry, the Animals, Wings, the Rolling Stones--the list goes on. His popular "Bob Barry Calls the World" segment entertained thousands with cold calls to famous personalities, including Bob Hope, Sophia Loren, Elton John and Cher. Through it all, Barry maintained a calm and fun-loving demeanor, even when mocked by the WOKY Chicken or nearly eaten by wolves on the air. Packed with never-before-seen photos, this revealing memoir recalls the iconic DJ's many celebrity encounters, his career highlights and setbacks and the hijinks that made Milwaukee radio rock.

About the Author: Bob Barry is best remembered as a legendary Milwaukee disc jockey. During his career, he received numerous industry awards, chief among them Billboard magazine's Top 40 Air Personality of the Year in 1975. In 2001, Barry was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 

 

Contact: Lisa Baudoin Books & Company - info@booksco.com

 

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