Archaeologist of NW rock chronicles fascination with local bands

Peter Blecha fell in love with music because of a bad grade in elementary school. Blecha, a local historian and former senior curator at the Experience Music Project, was promised a transistor radio if he raised a grade from a “D” to a “B.” He did just that and got the radio — and was hooked on Top 40 tunes.

By Mary G.

I'm a science writer, media relations specialist and a former journalist based in Fort Collins, Colorado. I currently work at Colorado State University, and previously worked at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I lived for 12 years.

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