By David Madden

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Legendary DJ Jerry Blavat can add another title to his resume: author. His new book hits store shelves in the region today.

Usually, when you think of the Geator…

READ MORE: Trial Starts Monday For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Teen Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey

“It’s like a heatwave.”

READ MORE: Philadelphia Seniors Treated To Night Out, Musical At Walnut Street Theatre

You think of that. But now the 71 year old Blavat has a book penned–with the help of Steve Oskie–that takes a backward glance on his life, warts and all, called You Only Rock Once.

“My father was in jail many times. He was a book-maker. He was a Jewish guy. My mother was an Italian who ran away and married my father and I tell the story how that happened,” Blavat says.

MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Gunmen After Shots Fired Near Chester High School Football Game

Along with his intro into “the biz” through the original Bandstand, the Bob Horn version, a dice-game that led to his first radio gig, his legal entanglements, the Hollywood buddies of yore and most of all, his loyalties to his friends and his music.

Reported by David Madden KYW Newsradio