Jerry Lucky

Jerry Lucky

Jerry Lucky has just posted a review of ARZ Turn of the Tide on his web site He compares ARZ to Presto Ballet, Salem Hill, Darwin’s Radio and early Magellan.

Jerry started his broadcasting career in December of 1970 while still in high school. The on-air shifts included weekend all nights. It wasn’t until 1973 that Progressive Rock music entered his life in the form of the Yessongs triple disc set. Over the next few years, the on-air shifts changed, as did responsibilities and Lucky eventually found himself managing a small independent FM radio station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was around this time he began producing and hosting a weekly Progressive Rock radio show, originally called Supersonic Derivatives but eventually changed to simply Exposure. This was around 1978, and the complete lack of biographical information on the featured progressive artists was an ongoing problem. Necessity being the mother of invention, it was this lack of a prog history that turned out to be the impetus to create The Progressive Rock Files, a process that began in earnest in 1983. The earliest, unpublished versions took shape in various forms in 1989 and in 1996 where he began selling copies on the internet; the first sale being to a progressive rock fan in Oslo Norway. In short order Collectors Guide Publishing took interest and published the first official edition in 1998 and then the expanded edition in 2000.

In addition to contributing reviews or commentaries to three progressive rock internet sites, Jerry has published articles on broadcasting and drag racing. He currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia with his wife and daughter. Besides The Progressive Rock Files, Jerry has written a book about the 50 most influential progressive rock artists entitled The 20th Century of Rock and Roll: Progressive Rock and The Psychedelic Rock Files. He is currently compiling entries for a new and greatly expanded Progressive Rock Files.

Thank you to Jerry for reviewing our album, we really appreciate it!

Here is a link to his book, The Progressive Rock Handbook

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