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Birth of Rock and Roll discussion on South Side


“The Birth of Rock and Roll” is the theme of a Reunion Show of two seasoned music pros, Ron “Ronnie” Lynn and John Luddingham, at the South Side Presbyterian Church on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.

Mr. Lynn, who lives on South Side, is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and painter.

Mr. Luddingham, of Columbus, Ohio, is a singer and drummer, who also taught in college, and is still active with a band. He is coming back to Pittsburgh and the two planned this Reunion Show to give an inside look at how rock and roll was created with music and personal insights.

The duo played music together in high school in the 1950s and they both branched out into professional music: rock and roll, jazz, and country.

Mr. Lynn made his record debut in Nashville in 1957. He also played in every capital city of every state. Over his career, he played for many famous singers, including Patsy Cline, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Phyllis McGuire, Otis Redding and more.

He is named in the Country and Western Hall of Fame as well as in the Songwriters of Nashville. Here in Pittsburgh, he played for two years at the Stouffer’s Grog Shop in South Hills Village in the 1960s.

All are welcome to the show at the South Side Presbyterian Church at the corner of South 20th and Sarah streets in South Side. The suggested donation is $5. Refreshments will also be available.

For more information, call 412-431-0118.


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