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The Black Keys: age progression
Dads of the Akron duo tell the story of the band's rock/roots sound
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Black Key dads, Jim Carney (left) and Chuck Auerbach (right) are still neighbors in Akron, although their sons have moved on.
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The sons of Jim Carney and Chuck Auerbach grew up blocks apart in west Akron. The boys, Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach, went onto form the rock duo The Black Keys. Their sixth album "Brothers" debuted earlier this year as No. 3 in the charts. The band tours with sold-out shows world-wide. And the Black Keys play to a hometown crowd this weekend.

Dads Jim and Chuck say they're understandably proud of their sons, and while they don't take credit for their success, parental support was part of it.

Dads talk their sons and the Black Keys

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Alfred McMoore and origin of "Black Keys"

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Auerbach on the big break

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Auerbach and the Fat Possum pilgrimage

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Chuck, You are my hero!


Posted by: Karen Lee (Vancouver) on October 5, 2010 10:10AM
thanks for this.really nice!


Posted by: Anonymous on July 31, 2010 4:39AM
great story,i loved it, i wish it could be more longer, but how about the mothers, that would be a great story also,cheers


Posted by: vladimir (gt) on July 30, 2010 7:06PM
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