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Jill Arnone
Communications, History San Jose
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San Jose Rocks features Papa Doo Run Run,
The Greg Kihn Band and People

San Jose, CA - September 14, 2007

It's nearly time to celebrate Silicon Valley's role 'n rock at San Jose Rocks' second annual San Jose Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony 5:30 p.m. on October 19 at San Jose's History Park, 1650 Senter Road featuring live performances from 2007 inductees Papa Doo Run Run, Greg Kihn, and People.

"This is a great line-up that will entertainment educate and inspire," said Dan Orloff, co- founder, along with Tom Muller, of San Jose Rocks and the San Jose Rocks Music Hall of Fame. "San Jose Rocks is marching forward with more great music from important eras in rock music history."

Formed in Cupertino in 1965, Papa Do Run Run hit the charts in 1975 with "Be True to Your School." The group, which will be inducted into the San Jose Rocks' Hall of Fame in the rock band category, went on to earn two gold records, a Grammy nomination and was Disneyland's celebrity house band for 15 years.

People, another inductee in the rock band category, began in San Jose in 1967 and a year later had a smash hit, "I Love You,'' on Capitol Records. These days band member Larry Norman can be heard on Christian Rock radio stations worldwide.

Rock performer inductee Greg Kihn emerged as a star in the 1980s with hits "Jeopardy" and later, "The Breakup Song," "Lucky," and "Remember." He now hosts a daily morning radio show on 98.5 KFOX.

Other inductees include radio personality Mikel Hunter Herrington; music equipment innovator Dean Markley; and rock promoter Paul R. Catalana.

The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds will also take its place in San Jose Rocks' Music Hall of Fame as a rock venue. Folk-Rock Festivals produced there in 1968 and 1969 drew some of the biggest bands in rock history. On the fairgrounds lineups were Jefferson Airplane, Jim Morrison and the Doors, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, the Steve Miller Band and Muddy Waters. The fairgrounds also presented one of the first live shows by Led Zeppelin.

"We are very proud to host the second annual San Jose Rocks concert and dinner in 'our house' again this year," said Alida Bray, President and CEO of History San Jose. "This is a terrific portrayal of San Jose's foundation in innovation and creativity in the form of rock and roll."

San Jose Rocks, a fundraiser for History San Jose, was launched last year by co-founders Tom Muller and Dan Orloff, at a concert that featured Jefferson Starship, Paul Kantner, the Syndicate of Sound, Count Five, John Tristao and Doug Curtis.

Tickets for this year's party, which also includes dinner catered by Crunch, induction ceremony and live auction, are $125 and may be purchased at General admission tickets for entry to the concert are $35 and concessions and seating will be available.

For more information, call History San Jose at (408) 287-2290 or visit or The 2007 San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame induction ceremony is presented by the Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust. Sponsors include 98.5 KFOX, the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, Hotel Montgomery and Southwest Airlines.

About History San Jose:

History San Jose is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the continuing history of the Santa Clara Valley. HSJ manages one of the largest and most comprehensive regional history collections in the State of California, from 1784 Spanish governmental records to twenty-first century Silicon Valley technology.

History San Jose 1650 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112 408.287.2290

History San Jose aspires to provide innovative national leadership in preserving and sharing regional history by engaging diverse audiences in exploring the varieties of human experience that contributes to the continuing history of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley.

History Park at Kelley Park, located at 1650 Senter Road, is a 14-acre park featuring a town atmosphere, with free rides on historic trolleys, exhibit galleries and 27 historic buildings, including a Museum Store and O'Brien's Cafe, with an ice cream parlor and candy store. History Park is open Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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