Tag Archives: Fayetteville

Levon and the Hawks: “A Real Treat in Store”

Levon Helm takes lead vocals with The Hawks with “Further On Up the Road.” This blog has been rampant with references to Ronnie Hawkins, one of the Ozarks’ most famous rock ‘n’ rollers, even if he’s more of a household … Continue reading

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Those Lonely Weekends Spelled Short Stint at University of Arkansas

In the late summer of 1951, the University of Arkansas was gearing up for the onslaught of students preparing to further their education. They came from every corner of the state, including a hamlet outside of Forrest City called Colt. … Continue reading

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Taking a Chance on Fayetteville’s Talent

In the 1950s and 1960s, Sam Phillips and Leonard Chess both started small record labels (Sun and Chess records respectively) that made big stars. Arkansas was filled with small record labels, too, such as Rimrock, founded by musician Wayne Raney, … Continue reading

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Rockwood Club in 1961: Jim White Channels the Spirit of Buddy Holly

Here’s yet another mystery from the rock ‘n’ roll archives, and this time it’s Jim White who performed at the Rockwood Club in Fayetteville in March 1961. Though his backup band was listed in the accompanying ad as the Knights, … Continue reading

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Bubble Club to the Rockwood, Fayetteville Venues Told Through Ads

Sunday’s post of Fayetteville’s Rockwood Club prompted many to reminisce about other music venues in the area. They included The Bubble Club (located roughly where the KFC and Motel 6 is near the Rolling Hills Drive and College Avenue intersection), … Continue reading

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Ghosts of The Rockwood Club

As rock ‘n’ roll began to emerge in the Ozarks, there were a few clubs, especially around Fayetteville, where college students and young adults could kick back on a Friday or Saturday night to hear music with a good beat … Continue reading

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Dorothea Lange: Photographer of the Ozarks

The Works Progress Administration during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration hired many unemployed men and women to carry out various jobs for the government. The WPA programs included the Farm Security Division, where photographer Dorothea Lange traveled to rural America … Continue reading

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