Rockin' Thru the Decades With the Hollywoods
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On April 23, 2010

The Rockin' Hollywoods present "Solid Gold Rock & Roll" from the 1950's thru the 1980's with an energy and excitement that captivates audiences of all ages.
Formed in 1973, the band utilizes period costuming, very physical choreography and staging, with great vocals and musicianship, gaining them critical and popular praise.
The Rockin' Hollywoods were voted "Best Performing Artist" for 1987 in the Minnesota Music Awards. The Minnesota Ballroom Operators Association voted them "Band of the Year" for 1986 and 1989. The band has been nominated virtually every year since 1976 by the MBOA, and nominated in 1986 and 1988 by the prestigious Minnesota Music Awards Academy.
The Rockin' Hollywoods have drawn praise from the Beach Boys, whom they opened for in 1990 and 1985, and have worked with other greats such as Rick Nelson, Bo Diddley, Del Shannon, Gary Puckett, Four Tops, Neil Sedaka and many others.
Their second album "Greaseland" was released in June of 1988. Produced by veteran songwriter and musician, James Walsh of the "Gypsy Band", the LP is a great collection of well known and a few obscure songs as well. A third album, released in 1990, "Danceland" is also available.
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The Rockin' Hollywoods were inducted into the "Minnesota Music Hall of Fame" on November 2, 2007, and into the "Minnesota Rock & Country Hall of Fame" on April 28, 2007!
Yes - We Do Weddings!

"My wife and I wanted the best band for the best event in town. The event... our wedding. The band... the Rockin' Hollywoods. It was the best night ever!"
[Picture] Chris Shaffer
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"My daughter is getting married fall 2012. I booked the Rockin' Hollywoods a year and a half ahead to make sure they would play her reception. They had played at a reception I attended, and it was by far the best I had been to. I can't wait for the wedding and the fun reception!!"
[Picture]Diane Dalluge

"We had a blast having you play at our wedding. Your band was the talk of many towns with the crowd that we had for our reception dance. Thanks for making our night so memorable, special and unforgetable!"
[Picture]Christine and Andy Gagnon

"Hey Steve- Thank you so much for putting on such a wonderful show. Phil and I and our guests had a blast dancing and listening to you guys. Our wedding day was very memorable and your band was very accomodating to the stage set-up, and I really appreciate that. The band was a hit, just like I thought!"
[Picture]Sarah and Phil Magler

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The History of the Rockin' Hollywoods!
We have CD's available for sale at every show. Ask any band member!

When I first started playing music, The Rockin' Hollywoods were a big influence on my attitude toward the business. They're hard work, professionalism and endless touring schedule gave me something to strive for. They let me on their stage to sing a song with them long before anyone new my name. I will never forget their kindness and I am lucky to call them friends for many years now. Congratulations on 40 years!
[Picture] Brian Leighton
When I think of Minnesota music and the great bands that have endured the test of time I think of the Rockin' Hollywoods. They have been a mainstay of Minnesota music for 40 years. They have set a standard in musical value like no other group. I had the honor to work with them on a CD project and it was one of the best projects I have ever been a part of. Band leader Steve Ghizoni and I have been friends for a good part of the 40 years and we both share a love for Minnesota music and commitment to keeping great rock and roll alive. I congratulate Steve and the Rockin' Hollywoods on 40 years and continued success as they play on. Congratulations again.
[Picture] James Walsh
  • 5 - Big Lake "Music in the Park" Concert Series - Lakeside Park - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 8 - Spring Lake Park Tower Days - Lions Lakeside Park - 79th and Pleasantview
    [Picture] 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 12 - Elk River "Riverfront Concert Series" - 679 Main St. - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 13 - Libertyville Event - Sartell at Liberty Savings Bank - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 19 - Private - Project Explore
  • 20 - Farmington Dew Days Car Cruise and Street Dance with DawnL - Downtown Farmington
    [Picture]at 3rd and Oak St. - 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 21 - Private - Wedding for Meg and Matt! - St Paul - Congrats, you two!!
  • 25 - Little Six Casino - Prior Lake (next to Mystic Lake Casino) - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 27 - Liberty Block Party - Open for "Charlie Daniels Band" - Whitney Park
    [Picture]St Cloud - Hollywoods play 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - CDB 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 28 - Medina Ballroom - Hamel - 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM
  • 3 - Richfield Veterans Park with DawnL - 636 East 66th St. - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 4 - Oakdale - Richard Walton Park Bandshell with DawnL - 1584 Hadley - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • 11 - Andover Family Funfest - City Hall - 1685 Crosstown Blvd. - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 12 - Private - Happy 70th to Superfan Dr. Terry Spahl!! Special thanks to Sue, Emmalyn and Barry
  • 16 - Eagan Marketfest - Community Center Bandshell - 1501 Central Pkwy - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • 18 - Rockwoods Bar and Grill Outdoor Concert with DawnL - Otsego - 9100 Quaday Ave. NE - 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM
  • 25 - Slice of Shoreview Festival with DawnL - Island Lake Park - Victoria just south of 694 - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 1 - Little Canada Canadian Days with DawnL - Spooner Park - 351 Eli Road - 7:00PM to 11:00PM
  • 2 - Washington County Fair with DawnL - Lake Elmo - 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 8 - Private Wedding for Bridget and Mark-Hooray, another Hooley Wedding!!
  • 9 - Almelund Threshing Show - Beer Garden - 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • 16 - Steele County Fair with DawnL - Owatonna - 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • 17 - Vadnais Heights Heritage Days - City Park - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • 23 - Grand Portage Lodge and Casino - 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • 30 - Medina Ballroom - Hamel - 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM
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