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Mike Belkin: Socks, Sports, Rock and Art

By Carlo Wolff with Mike Belkin
Introduction by Frankie Valli
Foreword by Sam Belkin
Illustrations by Ron Hill

In 1959, after chasing a professional baseball career in the Milwaukee Braves farm system, Mike Belkin was making a name for himself in the Belkin family clothing business. But very soon, the name of this son of Russian immigrants would become synonymous with top-quality live music shows and spectacular festivals – and he would become known as one of the architects of the rock ’n’ roll industry. Belkin later made a name for himself as an authority and collector in the prestigious world of art glass.

Driven by a competitive spirit and a zest for life, Mike Belkin’s life makes for a one-of-a-kind story of success in business and zest for life.

Part memoir, part history of rock ’n’ roll, this biography is a success story of an immigrant son breaking new ground in rock entertainment. It is also the story of a man’s passion for art and life.

This colorful and rollicking biography is illustrated with more than 150 photos, illustrations and rare archival images.