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Concert benefits Bartow County 4-H
by Monica Burge
July 23, 2013 02:40 PM | 3213 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Paula Magnum, lead singer of the band Shakin’ Grace, which will be performing at the Grand Theatre Aug. 17.
Special Photo Paula Magnum, lead singer of the band Shakin’ Grace, which will be performing at the Grand Theatre Aug. 17.
It was shortly after Christmas 1969 and Jeff Culverhouse bought his first record, a 45 RPM record with two tracks from famed rock band Led Zeppelin’s sophomore album Led Zeppelin II.

“I remember dropping the needle on that record and I believe I played it 30 times, both sides,” Culverhouse said. “That’s how I fell in love with rock music.”

Since its release the album has gone on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide and has been cited as the “blueprint” for heavy metal bands.

“Every song on that album is a hit,” Culverhouse said. “To me, it’s one of the top five rock albums ever recorded.”

Songs like “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker,” “The Lemon Song,” “Moby Dick” and “Bring It On Home” inspired generations of music lovers and musicians alike.

Rock band Shakin’ Grace, a fixture on the Atlanta club circuit, will play the entire album in a special benefit concert at the Grand Theatre in Cartersville Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

“What we’re trying to do is recreate the magic of that album,” Culverhouse said. “People will definitely get their money’s worth.”

In addition to the Zeppelin album, the band also will perform a second set of classic rock, from acts such as Robin Trower, The Who, Deep Purple and other well-known rockers.

“If you like awesome guitar and great rock and roll, this is a ‘can’t miss’ concert,” Culverhouse said.

Orchestra level tickets are $25 and balcony level tickets are $20.

Culverhouse said all proceeds from the concert will benefit Bartow County 4-H.

Now the owner of Systems Conversions L.T.D., Culverhouse said he learned valuable skills through 4-H, an organization that helped shape him into the man he is.

“I couldn’t do what I do without it,” Culverhouse said.

Information: (770) 386-7343.

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