FOLIO AUTHORS

Thursday, January 30, 7:00 pm

$10 General

$8 Folio Members

Complimentary reception

Pat O’Day with Jerry Antush: The Making of the Seattle Rock Scene

Co-presented with The Pike Place Podcast.

Join Folio and The Pike Place Podcast as we welcome Northwest Legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Pat O’Day for an evening of Wild Stories and Tall Tales about the making of the Seattle Rock Scene. 

 

Pat O’Day literally “talked” his way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a disc jockey on “KJR SEATTLE, CHANNEL 95”. Pat was a trailblazer in Top 40 radio, named National Radio Man of the Year in 1966. Along with his on-air presence , O’Day’s teen dance business was staging 50+ dances a week at Parker’s Ballroom, Lake Hills Roller Rink and the legendary Spanish Castle among others in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area. In 1962 he promoted the “World’s Fair Rock and Roll Spectacular” and The Beatles shows in 1964 and 1966, changing the name of his dance promotion company to Concerts West. 

 

His first client was a Seattle kid named Jimi Hendrix and the rest as they say is history! Elvis, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, Creedence, the Mafia, The Edgewater Hotel and a lot more all in one conversation with a Seattle treasure MR. PAT O’DAY!

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