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Libraries Rock! Summer Lecture Series
July 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
It Didn’t Start with Elvis
– with Neal Harkness
From the time it was first recognized as a distinct musical genre, critics and fans have debated the question of when Rock and Roll began. In this presentation we will explore Rocks origins in rhythm and blues, country music and other forms in search of that elusive beginning. We will listen to how the musical traditions of the many cultures that made up America in the twentieth century contributed to the fusion of the musical form that came to dominate the world.
Our presenter, Neal Harkness has been a fan and student of American popular music his whole life. He has written on the subject for a number of publications and was a rock music programmer on community radio station WERU-FM. Neal’s courses on the history of rock and roll have been very popular at Senior College in Belfast.
Next in series- Tuesday July 24th: Trips, Rock Life in the Sixties with Ellen Sander