San Jose in the News

A feature story, ‘South Bay Deserves Much of the Credit Accorded S.F. for '60s Bands’, by then San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy on August 20, 2003, provided the catalyst for an idea that gave birth to San Jose Rocks. Since that time, we’ve worked with many reporters on a wide range of San Jose Rocks related topics. Look for more coming very soon.

12th Street House Band

March 19, 2021

The humble origins of The Doobie Brothers, San Jose’s first Rock Hall of Famers.

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Doobie Digs - The Doobie Brothers' old San Jose home could become a historic landmark.

Silicon Alleys: Doobie Digs

March 2, 2021

By Gary Singh, Metro: The Doobie Brothers’ old San Jose home could become a historic landmark.

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NBC Feature on Gibson Guitars and Silicon Valley

April 1, 2011
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A Rocker’s Legacy

February 20, 2009

Musicians paying tribute to San Jose Pioneer who died in December.

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Count V

Still Counting

February 18, 2009

A tribute to singer John Byrne recalls the days when Count Five’s ‘Psychotic Reaction’ put San Jose on the rock map

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Doobie Digs - The Doobie Brothers' old San Jose home could become a historic landmark.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Landmarks in Santa Clara County

July 1, 2008

Mark Purdy takes us on a magical history tour of the sites, behind the sounds, of rock -a- roll in Silicon Valley.

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Plans for a San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

April 20, 2008

“The beat still goes on in Silicon Valley.”

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Jorma’s Journey

March 8, 2008

Mark Purdy: With Jefferson Airplane, he helped define the San Francisco sound. But once upon a time, he was playing guitar in the Nobili Hall, cafeteria at Santa Clara University.

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Syndicate of Sound

Syndicate of Sound Celebrates in S.J.

August 18, 2007

The Syndicate of Sound was honored for the 1-millionth major-market spin of the band’s 1966 hit “Little Girl”.

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Four Decades of Rock Acts From South Bay

August 14, 2007

Over the next few days, the savvy music fan can celebrate four decades of South Bay rock without renting a time machine.

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San Jose Rocks the History Scene

October 16, 2006
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Rock City San Jose

August 20, 2003

Mark Purdy on why the South Bay Deserves much of the credit accorded S.F. for ’60s bands

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