Cleve Brock was born in Lakeview, Oregon in 1953 at Lake County Hospital when it was a little rock building across from the Catholic Church. He grew up and received his public schooling in the Lake County School District achieving a G.P.A. of somewhere around 2.0. In spite of being advised by his High School Counselor to attend a trade school, the author told the counselor to shove it, and attended Southern Oregon College (not University) as a music major. Here, the author excelled and fit right in with all the freaks in Ashland, Oregon, receiving honors (from his mom) for eventually graduating with a Bachelor's degree in eight short years. During his college days he played rock n roll music every Friday and Saturday night while traveling on the road with his rock band. The author later spent two years in Houston, Texas and learned to speak the Southern language. After mastering "Southern," he attended college again and got a haircut similar to Ron Howard (Opey) on the Andy Griffith Show. After college he traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area where he grew his hair out once again and met a California Blonde girl. They married and have six children who all play music better than, and write the English language better than, their father.