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There are several ways to buy each or all volumes of "Entertaining Tucson." Paperbacks are available in print on Amazon, in digital format on Kindle, or can be purchased at several stores in Tucson.
Buy Online: Amazon.com and Kindle sell all 4 volumes at a discount. To get an author signed book at a bigger discount, find the "Robert Zucker Collection" in Amazon's "New Books Link." The retail price is discounted when you purchase on Amazon.
Buy Local: copies of "Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades" are available locally in Tucson on the shelf at:
Call the author, Robert E. Zucker, for more information, or to make wholesale purchases at 520-623-3733.
If you enjoyed listening to local Tucson musicians, or performed in Tucson, anytime between the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s through early 2000s, then you probably will be familiar with many of these people who performed and entertained.
Tucson's entertainment nightlife ranged from country, western, folk, rock and roll, reggae, Swing, Big Band, jazz, blues, new wave, disco, alternative and punk. Popular musicians like Giant Sandworms, Statesboro Blues Band, Nadine & the MoPhonics, Dean Armstrong and over one thousand others.
Read sample articles republished covering the years between the 1950s through the end of 1985. This book is in recognition to all of the Tucsonans who kept us entertained over those decades and to those reporters and photographers who contributed their work and time to keep Tucson informed.
"Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades" is a three volume compilation by Entertainment Magazine publisher Robert Zucker.
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"Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades, Vol. 2: 1986-1989 and Vol. 3: 1990s" by Robert E, Zucker-( BZB Publishing, Inc. $14.99 each) They've been out a while now, but these written histories of Tucson's local entertainment are worth a look, if for no better reason than to check out period hair and clothing styles. Author and publisher Robert E. Zucker grew up reporting on entertainment in Tucson: in the 1970s, he wrote for a publication by youth for youth. which soon morphed into Entertainment Magazine, The three volumes of "Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades" are a compilation of stories, profiles, interviews, advertisements, and photos from the magazine. Through the years. you see clubs come and go, musicians evolve. bands group and regroup, audience tastes change. Linda Ronstadt's there with Aaron Neville. Comedian Garry Shandling, too. KXCI and North Fourth Ave. also make appearances. By Christine Wald-Hopkins, Arizona Daily Star, 3-13-2016
“Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades, Vol. 1: 1950s-1985” by Robert E. Zucker (BZB Publishing, $17.99). A comprehensive look at all forms of commercial entertainment from the publisher of Entertainment Magazine. Excellent index makes this not only fun but valuable to researchers. By J.C. Martin, Arizona Daily Star, 12-6-2015
This whopping three-LP multi-media set and pictorial paperback book is a who’s-who anthology of
Tucson’s musical trailblazers. The painstakingly compiled collection is a veritable Tucson musical
family tree, leading us from from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s,
from the swoony Bob Meighan Band and the honky tonk of the Dusty Chaps
(both whom signed to major labels in the 1970’s) to international indie
giants Green On Red (Serfers), Howe Gelb and Giant Sandworms, Naked
Prey, Al Perry and The Cattle, Desert Rock breakouts The Sidewinders,
Yard Trauma, Black Sun Ensemble and many more. Accompanying the three-record set is a 70-page companion book with
rare photos, obscure histories and anecdotes, and dozens of biographical
essays by many of the artists themselves and others by named writers,
journalists, photographers and deejays, placing the reader centerstage
at Desert Rock’s halcyon days. Copies of the paperback are available on Amazon and the 3-LP set is released in April 2022. Read more about "The Whole Enchilada- History of Tucson Rock."
Comedian and actor Garry Shandling died on Thursday, March 24, 2106 at age 66 from a heart attack. Raised in Tucson, Arizona during the mid-1960s, Shandling attended Palo Verde High School and the University of Arizona. Read an interview of Garry Shandling in the mid-1980s when he was just starting out with "It's Garry Shandling's Show" on Showtime from 1986 to 1990. He starred in the "Larry Sanders Show" on HBO from 1992 to 1998.
The Tucson Musicians Museum opened its new home and display in April 2015 at the Tucson Convention Center to celebrate, preserve and perpetuate Tucson’s unique musical heritage and culture. Visit http://www.tucsonmusiciansmuseum.org
Musician and artist Howard (Howie) Salmon died August 7, 2014. Howie was the drummer for the Phantom Limbs in the early 1980s. Read Howie's article on the 1982 Punk Rock Scene.
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Robert E. Zucker has published several Tucson, Arizona-based tabloid newspapers since the late 1970s through 1990s– Youth Alternatives, Youth Awareness Press, Tucson Teen, The Magazine and Entertainment Magazine. He also launched one of the first newspapers on the Internet in January 1995, EMOL.org, The Entertainment Magazine On Line. Robert Zucker is available for presentations to groups. Call 520-623-3733 or email [email protected].
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