MinnPost: 'Everybody's Heard about the Bird' meant to be savored and saved.

From its beautiful first sentence (“In the beginning was Augie Garcia”) to the gorgeous up-from-the-archives posters and photos and meticulous reporting that fills its 350 pages, this is a book made and meant to be savored and saved.

Shefchik_EverybodysFor sure the best way to read Rick Shefchik’s essential and invaluable new history book, “Everybody’s Heard About The Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock-N-Roll in Minnesota” is to accompany all those great stories, photos, and records with the Internet’s rich reservoir of music videos that captured Midwestern teenage pioneers being swept up in that once-in-lifetime and oh-so-American moment, the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.

Read—and watch—here.

Published in: MinnPost
By: Jim Walsh