Kenny Rogers & the First Edition’s “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” tops the charts in the summer of ’69. Ten years later, riots ensue at Comiskey Park, when drunken and drug-addled baseball fans storm the field for “Disco Demolition Night,” a promotional event sandwiched between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers doubleheader. For fans, .98 and a disco record were admission to melee! Does disco really suck? Tune into the Pop Shop and find out!
Octogenarian Cornbread Harris still gigs around in the Twin Cities. Recognized for his wit, soulful blues and signature style, he’s also renowned for his famous son—music producer Jimmy “Jam” Harris, who has worked with artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani. Cornbread Harris performed on Minnesota’s first rock record 55 years ago, and his most recent album is a compilation of performances with Cadillac Kolstad, a Twin Cities rockabilly artist. He is currently the subject of a documentary in production titled, “Man, Blues and God – The Life of Cornbread Harris” by Thomas Zocher.