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Staples High: School Of Rock

Yes, it’s true. The Door played a concert at Staples High School.

Also the Yardbirds. Cream. Animals. Beau Brummels.

Sly and the Family Stone were at Longshore. The Blues Project provided music at a prom.

And that’s just a partial list.

Several Staples alums — who were there, or wished they had been — are creating a book about those long-ago, still-wondrous years.

They’re looking for contributions (non-financial!) from others.

If you’ve got anything — recollections, photos, ticket stubs, whatever — email them to

I know. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll. But we like it.

The Beau Brummels played the first-ever rock concert at Staples.