I was born in Phoenix and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona but spent summers during my youth in Connecticut where my grandparents lived. I ultimately went to Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in the 1980’s and graduated with a degree in Geology and lived most of my life in the Phoenix area, with stints living and working in Colorado and California.
When I was growing up in the 1960’s & ‘70’s, the music played in our household was big band jazz music. My folks, who moved from Connecticut to Arizona in 1959, were huge fans of The Dorsey Brothers, Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Bennie Goodman and all that great music from the WW2 era. In the late ‘40’s and ‘50’s, before my folks got married, my mom worked for Columbia Records in Connecticut and New York City. She got to know the Dorsey Brothers… Read More
By Dennis McNally
I grew up here in Indiana, on the west side of Indianapolis, lived here pretty much my whole life. Traveled a lot but would always come back here. Most of my family lives here, except for my brother who lives in Colorado… Read More