This Week In Dallas Music History: Street Beat Archives Yield Timeline On Deep Ellum's "Alleged Heyday"
|For reasons unknown, 4 Reasons Unknown was the first of the Deep Ellum bands to land on MTV|
As the intro to the six-page piece explains, the article provides a detailed timeline of Deep Ellum's "alleged heyday" from Russell Hobbs' opening of Theatre Gallery in the summer of 1984 to the burning of Hobbs'
The timeline offers up loads of insight into Dallas music history, complete with appearances by everyone from Jeff Liles to Deep Ellum Records to Edie Brickell & New Bohemians to the Dallas Police Department's vice squad (see: Starck Club), as well as plenty of are-you-serious????? trivia notes. For instance: Did you know that the first Deep Ellum band on MTV was 4 Reasons Unknown? After the band's Basement Tapes appearance, 4RU was awarded a recording contract with Epic Records and a "full line of Casio equipment." Eat your heart out, Palomo.
The resulting piece makes for a fascinating account of that era in Deep Ellum's history in the words of those who were there.
Check the original scans after the jump. Or read it here.