In MUSIC IN MY LIFE: Notes From a Longtime Fan, Alec Wightman chronicles sixty years of rock and roll fandom, twenty-six years promoting concerts in Central Ohio, and a deep involvement with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, including a stint as chair of the board—all while maintaining his day job as a successful corporate attorney.
Wightman’s journey includes the great rock & roll of the 1960s, major concerts of the 70s with the likes of Neil Young, and decades of discovering and promoting his own favorites such as John Stewart, Jesse Winchester, Tom Russell, Rosie Flores and Dave Alvin. Wightman’s admiration comes through on the page, regardless of whether the talent springs from the lesser-known (Chuck Prophet, John Fullbright) or the renowned (Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb).
With his tireless advocacy for live music, Wightman has forged special connections with scores of musicians over his lifetime, using his passion to bring artists and fans together. And his engagement with the Rock Hall is the cherry on top, giving him a unique perspective into the world of rock & roll—the music of our lives.