Results tagged with 'bruce cole'
Published Feb. 18, 2013
Milwaukee has always had a good rock and roll scene. Sure, there have been ups and downs, but the three-chords-and-the-truth spirit has been fueling Brew City garage bands from the days of The Bonnevilles and The Nomads in the 1950s through today. If you don't believe me, check out local musician Peter Roller's new book, "Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock."
Published Jan. 27, 2009
With word circulating that veteran Milwaukee musician Terry Frank has passed away, local drummer Bruce Cole -- who maintains the Jean Cuje Milwaukee Music Collection at Marquette University -- takes a moment to remember the veteran bluesman.
Published Jan. 7, 2009
It's no secret that Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Library is home to an unrivaled, world-class collection of J.R.R. Tolkien papers. But, amazingly, few people know that it is also home to the Jean Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection, overseen by veteran Brew City drummer Bruce Cole.
Published Sept. 17, 2008
This morning I spent some time with Bruce Cole, and he told me about his experiences meeting Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton when one of his bands opened for Cream at The Scene Downtown in the late `60s and then he briefly met Jimmy Page in 1969 in West Allis.