Sunday, October 25, 2009

Philly Spectrum - Thanks for the memories!

Thanks for the memories, Philly Spectrum! After four sold-out Pearl Jam shows this week, the Spectrum will be no more.

Philadelphia Weekly has a brief interview with Tommy Conwell about his Spectrum Music Memories.

On playing the Spectrum for the first time:
“The first time we played there as a legitimate opening act, we opened for Bryan Adams. I’ll never forget: We went on the stage and the lights went down and we just start our first song, and you could see all the people rushing in from the exits and you could see the silhouettes—it was like an ant farm or something—all moving down to their seats because the show had started and it was us. That was really like a wow moment.” 

Audio Rumble also remembers The Spectrum by showcasing Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' breakthrough performance on live television. A performance on PRISM, Feb. 20, 1987, after the Philadelphia 76er's game:

Concert song links -

Friday, October 9, 2009

Guitar Lessons from Tommy Conwell

Get lessons from a real guitar hero! Now available at the Tommy Conwell Store website...

Here's a message sent by e-mail from Tommy below:

Hi. I've given guitar lessons here and there over the years, but I've never offered them for purchase online before, so this is kind of exciting for me. I'm starting with Monday and Thursday nights, but if you need another time, I may be able to accommodate you. I love teaching beginners to pros, and I specialize in teaching rock n rollers how to play jazz. Come see me, and let's rock.