Richard Berry: Los Angeles Native Turned Tacoma Icon

-- by Jessica Curry Black culture has a powerful impact on popular culture; at this point, we should all know music is no exception. For example, it is believed that Big Mama Thornton originally recorded the famous song, Hound Dog, and Elvis quickly followed suit, essentially stole it and passed it off as his own.... Continue Reading →

The Sonics: Making a Boom in Tacoma

-- by Kim Davenport With a new school year beginning this week at UW Tacoma, the time has come for me to share the last of my posts relating to student work from last year's iteration of my┬áMusical History of Tacoma course. I freely admit that the title of this blog post is not mine,... Continue Reading →

The Fabulous Wailers: The Early Years

UW Tacoma student Marissa Edwards chose to explore the Tacoma rock band 'The Fabulous Wailers' for her research project in the Musical History of Tacoma course. Learn more by reading Marissa's research paper, or exploring her very informative PowerPoint slides!

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