Bobby Aro, 1984

August 12, 1984 Bobby Aro: Old-time music like they love it By Bob Ashenmacher, News-Tribune & Herald Old-time music has a friend in Bobby Aro. He recorded his biggest personal hit, for instance, in his sauna. The song was “Highway No. 7.” Aro claims it has sold a million copies in the 26 years since…
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Before The Music Died In 1959, It Lived In Duluth

A copy of the poster for the Winter Dance Party concert that was held on Jan. 31, 1959, from an ad in the Duluth News Tribune at the time. (News Tribune file image) Before it died, the music lived in Duluth. Fifty-five years ago today (Jan. 31), on a cold Saturday night in 1959, the…
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Happy 72nd Birthday, Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan – then Bobby Zimmerman – as a sophomore in the Hibbing High School yearbook, circa 1957. (News-Tribune file photo) Today, May 24, 2013, is the 72nd birthday of Northland native and music icon Bob Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth in 1941 and raised on the Iron Range, in Hibbing. Two years ago,…
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Homegrown Music Festival Photos

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival, which opened Sunday, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Here is a gallery of News Tribune photos from – or associated with – Homegrown Festivals of years past: You may notice that the captions are pretty sparse on a few of these photos; if you can provide any names where they…
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Heartland Band And Country Music In The Northland, 1982

March 4, 1982 The Heartland Band, a Northland country music group, as seen in February 1982 – clockwise from lower left: Mark Russell, Steve Johnson, Al Oikari, Greg Brown, Jack Purcell and Craig Erickson. (News Tribune file photo) Heartland Band lifts area’s country music profile By Bob Ashenmacher, News-Tribune staff writer Maybe it’s just that…
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