Finally, there's a new book that's out that tells the story of how influential Connecticut was to the history of Rock 'N' Roll.

The book is titled, Connecticut Rock N' Roll: A History written by a baby boomer from Branford, Tony Renzoni. According to the Arcadia Publishing website, Tony is a rabid collector of rock memorabilia and personally owns over 10,000 albums — that would be vinyl albums.


Our great state of Connecticut has produced some heavy hitters to the music scene and not all of them were huge stars. The well-known hit makers included the '50s group, The Five Satins (In the Still of the Night) out of New Haven, Gene Pitney from Hartford. Remember his big hit, "Town Without Pity", in October of '61? How about John Mayer who's from Bridgeport and Keith Richards, who lives in Weston.

The author of the book, Tony Renzoni, explained the book to the NewsTimes:

The purpose of this book is to pay tribute to all of these artists - those with fame on an international level, fame on a regional level, fame on a local level. Hey, it's all rock n' roll!

Renzoni writes about the music stars of Connecticut, but not just the hit makers. He also writes about the artists and bands that were local favorites that never really received the accolades from large mainstream audiences. If you're an overall lover of music, this is your kind of reading material. You can find Connecticut Rock N' Roll: A History at or at

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