UW Tacoma student Rachel Wilkinson pursued research into Bill Engelhart and the Bluenotes, one of Tacoma's earliest rock-n-roll bands. Her research resulted in two fantastic artifacts which we're happy to share here: Research paper: Little Bill and the Bluenotes: Tacoma's First Rock Band Multimedia presentation: Little Bill and the Bluenotes: The Life and Times of Bill... Continue Reading →
This short documentary by Randy Sparks is an excellent introduction to some of the great rock-n-roll bands to come out of Tacoma beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Well worth the time of anyone interested in music, Tacoma history, or both! Tacoma's Rock-n-Roll Legends from Randy Sparks on Vimeo.