Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, by Suzanne Bourgoin

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The event actually took place in Rockford, Illinois, during the mid-1960s, when guitarist Rick Nielsen started a band originally called the Boyz. By the late 1960s, when Petersson joined the group, the name had been changed to Fuse—the name the band used on their unsuccessful debut album in 1969. Drumming for Fuse was Brad Carlson, who used the stage name Bun E. Carlos. " Following a 1973 European tour, they returned to Illinois, added folk singer Robin Zander, and became known as Cheap Trick. The foursome created a sound that was an appealing blend of hard-edged rock and hummable pop melodies; their music was often compared to that of the Beatles.

It was there that he met songwriter-producer Nick Lowe, who would become a steadfast friend and collaborator; he also met Jake Riviera, who became his manager and gave him his professional name: the "Elvis" poked fun at rock star pretensions, while Costello was the maiden name of the young performer's mother. Though McManus felt skeptical at first, he followed Riviera's suggestion; over time the name would strike many listeners as a perfect fit for his musical synthesis. Early Efforts Showed Deadly "Aim" The newly-christened Elvis Costello went into the studio with American bar-band survivors Clover and—with two thousand English pounds and in twenty-four hours 38 • Contemporary Musicians • Volume 12 of recording time—completed an album called My Aim Is True.

I used to stay in the house most of the time, and practice ... " Braxton refined his craft in his adolescent years studying with Jack Gell of the Chicago School of Music 24 • Contemporary Musicians • Volume 12 beginning in the mid-1950s. In the early 1960s Braxton met jazz legend John Coltrane in Chicago, but was too in awe of Coltrane to join him—upon Coltrane's invitation—in a set. When Braxton enrolled briefly at Chicago's Wilson Junior College, he became friends with two budding jazz artists who helped him later in his career, Roscoe Mitchell and Jack DeJohnette.

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