Monday, January 3, 2011
Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Assn Hall of Fame 2011
For the 15th consecutive year, legendary musicians, agents/promoters, ballrooms, radio stations and support staff will be honored at the 2011 Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular on September 3rd and 4th, 2011.
Iowa bands and individual musicians honored will be:
The Expressions from Pocahontas
Roadhouse of Sioux City
Midnite Express of Decorah
The Sheffields from Eddyville
Freedom Road of Whittemore
Tommy Eglin of Sioux City
Dartanyan Brown of Des Moines
Sticks N Stones from Estherville
Tim Canfield of Cedar Rapids
The Buzzards from Iowa City
Mad Hatters of Des Moines.
Out of Iowa honorees will include the international favorite and Illinois-based band Head East, promoter Jerry Davis of Peoria, AZ and radio station KKOJ/KRAQ of Jackson, MN. They all made a major impact on the music industry in Iowa.
Receiving the coveted IRRMA Dan Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award will be Ralph Lundquist of Lake Park and Tom Bethke (aka Tom Alan) of Fort Dodge.
Ballrooms selected for induction in 2011 are the Chicken Inn at Creston, the Coliseum in Oelwein and the TAHO Club of Spirit Lake. Support Staff person of the year is Bob Economaki from Des Moines. Rounding out the Class of 2011 is booking agent Tom Blecker of Des Moines.