A new book by John Gibbs Rockwood, entitled "Can I Get A Witness" is due from the University of Toledo Press. It contains some unreleased images of Elvis Presley performing at the Centennial Hall, Toledo, OH. on April 23, 1977.
From the press-release:
All John Gibbs Rockwood really wanted was a concert ticket and a backstage pass. He came of age in rock and roll’s prime, drawn to the music’s seductive pull by watching Elvis and The Beatles and the Rolling Stones make the girls scream on The Ed Sullivan Show. Now, more than 26,000 pictures later, the 65-year-old retired worker is basking in the publication of Can I Get A Witness (162 pages, University of Toledo Press, $22.95), which collects more than 150 of his photos in a handsome presentation that captures the grit, passion, and grind of an era of music that will never happen again.
Artists featured in the book include Elvis Presley, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Bonnie Raitt, Frank Zappa, the J. Geils Band, Humble Pie, Bad Company, the Stones, Jimmy Reed, Ritchie Havens (the cover shot), and Toledoans such as Art and Roman Griswold. The unseen Elvis pictures all date from April 23rd, 1977 when the King performed at the Centennial Hall, Toledo, OH.
Source: elv75 / Updated: Sep 7, 2014