Although the surface thread is autobiographical, “Local DJ” is much more an interwoven narrative on Rock ´n Roll culture from the late ´50´s through present times. Perspective is subjectively recounted by one who was both involved with and influential upon the music over an extended period. The presentation is structurally arranged as a mosaic of interrelated stories with substantial personal overview or, as more commonly referenced, "attitude.” From the earliest days of Elvis through Z-Rock in the ‘90’s, ‘Local DJ” travels through time and space with instinctive grace. Sacramental with sin. A lifeweb spin.
“Of all who had a major influence on me while growing up in the Midwest, none matched the audaciousness, tenacity and gonzo-like behavior of Peter Cavanaugh. He was more than just the rock ‘n roll guru who gave America its first encounters with The Who, Bob Seger and all the great Detroit bands (Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, MC5, etc.) He was the one who taught me how to go up against the powers-that-be and live to tell all. Thank you, Peter Cavanaugh, for saving a generation of Flint kids from the likes of Pat Boone” ---- MICHAEL MOORE --"Bowling For Columbine"/"Fahrenheit 9/11" Please visit www.wildwednesday.com
At the age of sixteen in 1957, Peter C. Cavanaugh enjoyed a fifty-eight percent total audience share on his hometown station, WNDR in Syracuse, New York. Decades later, he’s written a book about his adventures ever since, promoting and producing literally hundreds of early concerts with the likes of Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Kiss and so on, as well as running a seven station radio group which included the top-rated Rock ‘n’ Roll stations in America. Peter lives in Clarkston, Michigan, with his wife, Eileen.