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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Cerrito's Music Scene

 
 
El Cerrito's Music Scene Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. El Cerrito's Music Scene Marker
Caption: El Cerrito schoolmates formed a band that later became Creedence-Clearwater Revival, which produced many hits from 1968-1972.
Inscription.
Both El Cerrito's and Richmond's populations quadrupled between 1941 and 1945 due to the massive influx of wartime shipyard workers. These workers brought new musical styles, such as blues, western swing and country. This musical melting pot remains strong and has helped foster several well-known artists.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.356′ N, 122° 18.314′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Columbia Avenue, on the left when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10295 San Pablo, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farms and Dairies (within shouting distance of this marker); Master Craftsmen (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairmont School (about 700 feet away); Art and Culture in the City (about 700 feet away); Violet's
El Cerrito's Music Scene Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. El Cerrito's Music Scene Marker
(about 700 feet away); El Cerrito Public Library (about 800 feet away); The Six Bells & Cerro Square (approx. mile away); The 'IT' Club (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the southwest corner of San Pablo and Columbia Avenues.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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