Dave Grohl, Joan Jett, Ponch ... the unexpected celebrity sightings are all over social media this weekend at Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary bash is in full swing in Milwaukee. But there are some folks that are likely to steer clear.
1. Jimmy from "Quadrophenia"
As dedicated as the archetypal mod was to purple hearts, northern soul and rumbles in Brighton, Jimmy loved his Lambretta scooter best of all. I wouldn't expect him to be caught dead with a city full of rockers – real or self-styled. Anyway, he was last seen riding out by the cliffs of Dover in 1979, so who knows where he is.
2. Conan O'Brien
Speaking of rumbles, surely, Leno is expected in town. Unless Conan wants to duke it out, it's best he gives a wide berth.
3. Osamu Suzuki
If there's one place Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki might not feel especially welcome, it's in hog heaven.
Sure, he's the Muppet-most-likely-to-ride, but still, come on, he's a puppet, dudes.
"Please don't make a pair of buttless chaps out of me."
6. Elton John
I'd venture to guess there's still a sour taste that lingers.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.