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MURAL at ROCK ‘N ROLL HEAVEN -TEMPE
This memorial wall is dedicated to the deceased rock music entertainers who attended high school and got their musical start in the Phoenix area. Although, there have been many, these 5 stand out among them.
These portraits were created by local professional artist, Gina Ribaudo at I Love Murals. A large portion of her commission, engraved granite memorial bricks, lighting cost and UV/Graffiti protection were crowdfunded. The fans, friends and family of the musical artists along with many of our neighbors donated financially to the costs associated with the creation of this mural. We still have various outstanding expenses if you should desire to donate to this neighborhood landmark.
The PayPal account is RocknRollHeavenTempe@gmail.com
The musical artists from left to right are:
Vince Welnick : February 21, 1951 – June 2, 2006
Vince was the Keyboard Player and Co-Founder of The Tubes. He also played in the Grateful Dead, Rat Dog & Todd Rundgren’s touring band. In the late 1990’s he formed a San Francisco based band called the Missing Man Formation, which had a strong following in the Bay Area.
Vince Welnick was born in Phoenix and attended West High School.
Glen Buxton : November 10, 1947 – October 19, 1997
Glen was the Lead Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Alice Cooper group.
Glen is best known for writing some of the most memorable guitar riffs of all time. “Schools Out”, “I’m 18”, “Elected” and several more.
Glen was a 1965 graduate of Cortez High School.
Doug Hopkins : April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993
Doug was the lead guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the Gin Blossoms.
Doug had written some of the band’s most successful records including “Hey Jealousy”, “Found Out About You” along with several others. Doug’s childhood home was on Country Club Way about a mile north of the mural.
Doug was a 1979 graduate of McClintock High School & ASU in 1985.
Chester Bennington : March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017
Chester was a Singer, Songwriter and Founder of Linkin Park. He also replaced Scott Weiland in Stone Temple Pilots.
Chester Bennington was born in Phoenix, attended Centennial High School, Greenway High School and graduated in 1994 from Washington High School.
Mike Condello : May 6, 1946 – August 17, 1995
Mike was a Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Director for the Phoenix based Wallace & Ladmo Show. He put together various musical parody groups that would perform on the show, such as “Commodore Condello’s Salt River Navy Band” & “Hubcap & the Wheels”. He formed a Psychedelia band in 1968 called Condello. They released one album. Although the album did not produce any hits, it was considered one of the most influential psych albums of the late 1960’s. The album is considered a psychedelic masterpiece. He also formed a California based power-pop band called Elton Duck and recorded one album that was shelved by the label. The album was released posthumously in 2012 via a crowdsourcing campaign.
Mike attended North High School in the early 1960’s
Some Photos from The April 22, 2018 Inductees Announcement Party
held at Flicka’s Baja Cantina in Scottsdale, AZ.
15 were voted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame:
Alice Tatum, Bob Corritore, Bob Meighan, Bruce Connole, Clarke Rigsby, Compton Terrace, Dave Pratt, Dead Hot Workshop, Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, George Benson, J. David Sloan, Jon Iger, Long Wong’s, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, and The Pistoleros. Performances by Hans Olson, Marshall Trimble, David Dodt, Alice Tatum & friends, Walt Richardson & friends, and The Pistoleros.
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The recent Induction Ceremony for
MEAT PUPPETS, GIN BLOSSOMS, NILS LOFGREN & CELEBRITY THEATRE
was a great event!
You may click on an image below to visit the new inductee pages.