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Supe Granda, Steve Scorfina, and Danny Liston to perform, Rich Dalton to emcee
In the late 1960's and early 1970's, in the midst of the hippie and youth subculture, a unique set of circumstances electrified the classic rock music scene in St. Louis. Something in the Water: A Saint Louis Rockumentary will premiere at The Pageant on May 30.
The 21+ event will begin at 6 pm with an invite-only VIP reception. The Pageant will open to the public at 7 pm with the documentary screening starting at 7:30 pm. The evening will conclude with a rare musical reunion by Michael "Supe" Granda (Ozark Mountain Daredevils), Steve Scorfina (Pavolv's Dog) and Danny Liston (Mama's Pride), who are interviewed in the documentary.
The exclusive HEC-TV documentary features rare interviews, archived Mississippi River Festival concert footage and photos from musicians themselves.
Produced by Emmy award-winner Kathy Bratkowski and edited by Barry Bruns, Something in the Water is a funny, honest and unique account of "ground zero" for rock and roll, as told by those who played major roles in the emergence of classic rock in St. Louis.
"Several years ago, after interviewing Bob Heil, Steve Schankman and Rich Dalton for HEC-TV's State of the Arts, we began to see recurring themes as people reminisced about the early days of rock and roll in St. Louis," Bratkowski said. "With the support of HEC-TV, Reporter Alex Fees and myself began gathering more interviews last summer," she said.
Among the people interviewed:
David Grafman, son of Shelley Grafman, former manager of KSHE
Ron Elz "Johnny Rabbit," DJ, KXOK
Mark Klose, 97.1 Dave Glover Show, former KSHE Jock
Rich Dalton, DJ, KSHE
Steve Schankman, Contemporary Productions
Joe Edwards, Blueberry Hill
Lyle Ward, director of Mississippi River Festival, SIU-E
Pat Liston and Danny Liston, Mama's Pride
Mark Boatman and Roger Boyd, Head East
Steve Scorfina, Pavolv's Dog
Michael "Supe" Granda, Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Devon Allman and Mike Zito, Royal Southern Brotherhood
Dick Richmond, former music critic for the St. Louis Post Dispatch
Bob Heil, inventor of the Heil microphone
Tickets are free, but space is limited. Tickets can be picked up at The Pageant Suite 100. They can also be reserved online at HECTV.org/stl-rock-doc or by emailing STLrockdoc@hectv.org.
#STLrockdoc is the official Twitter hashtag of the event.