In 1950, with a law for the protection of intangible cultural properties, Japan designated as “Living National Treasures” those important keepers of their culture in drama, music, art and craftsmanship. I bring this up because George Rossi is surely a Living Village Treasure, and the latest evidence that this designation is richly deserved comes in his blog post about the roots of rock in Skaneateles, entitled “The Skaneateles Legacy.”
His writing on the earliest days of the Dean Brothers and Jukin’ Bone will take you back, even if you weren’t there in the first place. Turn it up. Play it loud.