MIKE BELKIN & CARLO WOLFF
Mike Belkin and Carlo Wolff, authors of Mike Belkin: Socks, Sports, Rock and Art will be at Mac's Backs to sign copies of the book on Saturday, November 25th from 1-2 p.m.
Clevelanders and non-Clevelanders are familiar with the Belkin name---a family that has promoted music in large and small venues in the Cleveland area for almost 50 years.
In 1959, after chasing a professional baseball career in the Milwaukee Braves farm system, Mike Belkin was making a name for himself in the Belkin family clothing business. But very soon, the name of this son of Russian immigrants would become synonymous with top-quality live music shows and spectacular festivals – and he would become known as one of the architects of the rock ’n’ roll industry. Belkin later made a name for himself as an authority and collector in the prestigious world of art glass.
Driven by a competitive spirit and a zest for life, Mike Belkin’s life makes for a one-of-a-kind story of success in business and zest for life.
Part memoir, part history of rock ’n’ roll, this biography is a success story of an immigrant son breaking new ground in rock entertainment. It is also the story of a man’s passion for art and life.
This colorful and rollicking biography is illustrated with more than 150 photos, illustrations and rare archival images.
Mike Belkin's co-author Carlo Wolff is a journalist specializing in popular culture and music writing He edited Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories, a terrific oral history of Cleveland music stories and anecdotes