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Milwaukee music loses a pair of veterans

Published Jan. 6, 2015

A couple friends have notified me in recent days of the passing of two veteran Milwaukee musicians. In November and December, rocker Roland Stone and jazzman Sammy Armato passed away.


Roller digs into the spirit of "Milwaukee Garage Bands"

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."


Remembering Terry Frank

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.


Marquette collection traces Milwaukee music history

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.


Meeting Jimmy Page in West Allis

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.

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