11/8/17: Them “Gloria” 

“G-L-O-R-I-A!” It’s one of my favorite old tunes by them. No, I mean “Them!” That’s right, the group was actually named “Them,” and they featured a young and talented singer/songwriter by the name of Van Morrison. Maybe you’ve heard that name since?

In 1967, Them put out a song called “Baby Please Don’t Go,” and they did a great job on that old blues tunes. That said, it was the flip side of the record that got the most attention, probably to their surprise. It was a song Morrison has written, and when they band played it for live audiences, they would sometimes go on and on, jamming for up to twenty minutes at a time. The crowds loved it, and always sang the admittedly easy to remember and catchy chorus right back at them. Morrison would half-sing, half-talk to the audience, making it into more than just simple rote reciting… it was audience participation at its best, and it certainly couldn’t have hurt young Van Morrison as he pushed his career higher!

“She comes around, she’s about five feet four, from her head to the ground” It ain’t too deep, but it’s a good song, and it sticks with you. It’s sticking in my head right now, as a matter of fact! Everybody knows the fantastic success Van Morrison had in his later career, he’s one of the best artists around, but it’s nice to appreciate what he was doing in his younger days… mainly rockin’ out!

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After playing a show at The Cat’s Cradle in July, at Local 506 in August, The Carrboro Music Festival in September; and The Southern Village Green in November,  the School of Rock students’ next BIG public LIVE performance will be Saturday January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

At 1pm, its “Rock Goddesses” with Music from Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and More. This is followed at 3pm with the songs of Led Zeppelin I and II. January 6th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, put it on your calendar now!

The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate, in the Blue Hill District!

Why should the kids have all of the rock and roll fun? The School of Rock Offers adult programs as well. It is never too late to learn how to rock!

Locally owned, locally operated, locally staffed, locally sourced instruments, and locally built!

You are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!  

Learn how to play a real rock and roll song in just 30 minutes!

School of Rock Grand Opening

AND, through a partnership with the Public School Foundation; they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue to support music in the local public schools, so help bring music to our community and enroll today!

Click Here to See Photos of the Grand Opening Celebration!

Sign-up at chapelhill.schoolofrock.com, or call 919-338-1011.


Open for Rocking!

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