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Prolific pop songwriter Tommy Roe’s journey from “Cabbagetown to Tinseltown”

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The “King of Bubblegum” Tommy Roe joins Dave Hoekstra to talk about his new book From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown and Places In Between, which tells his story from a working class section of Atlanta to making pop music history.  Roe shares stories about touring with the early Beatles and borrowing a guitar from John Lennon, speaking out as a conservative during the tumultuous political landscape of the late ’60’s, and a songwriting career spanning from his rockabilly roots to his role in crafting a new form of pop music with his hits “Dizzy”, “Jam Up and Jelly Tight”, and more.