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Summary

Cerphe's Up is an incisive musical memoir by Cerphe Colwell, a renowned rock radio broadcaster for more than 45 years in Washington, DC. Cerphe shares his life as a rock radio insider in rich detail. His story includes promotion and friendship with a young unknown Bruce Springsteen; his years at radio station WHFS 102.3 as it blossomed in a new freeform format; candid interviews with Little Feat's Lowell George, Tom Waits, Nils Lofgren, Stevie Nicks, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Steven Van Zandt, Robert Plant, Danny Kortchmar, Seldom Scene's John Duffey, and many others; hanging out with George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, John Entwistle, Jackson Browne, and many more; testifying on Capitol Hill with friend Frank Zappa during the "Porn Rock" hearings; and managing the radio syndication of both G. Gordon Liddy and Howard Stern. Player listings and selected performances at legendary DC music clubs Childe Harold and Cellar Door are also chronicled.

Cerphe's Up is both historically significant and a fun, revealing ride with some of the greatest rock-and-roll highfliers of the 20th century. Cerphe's Up belongs on the list of every rock fan, musician, and serious music scholar.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 D. Cerphe Colwell and Stephen Moore (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Cerphe

Not into rock music at all. But this guy had a load of good stories. And read like a typical radio guy. Well worth a listen

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  • JM
  • 16-04-22

Interesting!

This was an interesting listening experience by Cerphe & Stephen. Lots of old rock history with some great stories about some of my favorite musicians, taking place mainly in the Washington D.C. area. Cerphe and Susan Colwell did an admirable job of narrating this to us. Recommended if you are into some good old rock history.

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  • jane
  • 05-08-21

Amazing Story

A great musical journey! I enjoyed every minute of this book. I grew up listening to WHFS and attending concerts in the Washington DC metropolitan area in the 70’ and 80’s. Cerphe’s stories are fabulous and I am grateful he has recorded them.

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  • R Ames
  • 19-02-20

A Blast From The Past

A must read for anyone who grew up in the Washington DC area during the 70's and 80's Brings back lot's of memories of great music great times and awesome radio stations. We miss the real DC-101

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  • Paul D. Myers
  • 05-08-17

A GREAT book!

As a fellow Washingtonian since 1970 I could personally relate to the great stories & memories shared here in this great book...
As a big fan of music and radio, wherever you might be, you'll love Cerphe's first-person telling of life as a like-minded youth, and then through the years to now. There are probably many similar stories to be told all across the USA, but this is special, spoken by a man with the same passion others might have, but more so by a man able to communicate so well.
I absolutely recommend this book...and if you haven't read Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, well, you will make that your next read for sure!
Great job Cerphe!

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  • Brian
  • 06-02-17

twerker werker

loved it
so much I think will never have another eve ever ever ever. in any way its the bestest tubes words voices

ever ever again