Buffalo Rock-n-Roll Icon in Spotlight at BECHS
by Buck Quigley - posted 1:41 pm, February 21, 2012
Hard-core fans of early rock-n-roll will immediately recognize the figure at right—resplendent in white tux and sporting unique facial hair—as Buffalo’s own George “Hound Dog” Lorenz. He’s the one standing next to the cat in the gold jacket.
At 6pm Wednesday (2/22), the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society will host a discussion by Dr. Anthony Bannon on the groundbreaking disc jockey featuring a collection of r-n-r posters in the community gallery.
Bannon, soon-to-be head of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and current director of the George Eastman House in Rochester will shine a light on the Hound—who in the mid-1950s introduced a legion of young baby boomers to the new music via the 50,000 watt antenna of WKBW. His shows reached 20 states and into Canada. He went on to start WBLK. Read more here.