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Iowa Rock and Roll Museum marketing and development director Becky Peters (left) and Tom Tourville stand in front of some of the artifacts and memorabilia from the Roof Garden ballroom which helped bring rock and roll to the Iowa Great Lakes in the early days of the music. Tourville gave a presentation on the history of both Saturday at the facility.

Famous musicians once rocked at the Roof Garden

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ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa -- The Midwest was the heart of rock and roll for decades, and many of the biggest acts in the business performed at Arnolds Park Roof Garden Ballroom -- the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Guess Who, the Shangri-Las and the Yardbirds are just a few examples.


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