Fred Miller’s Lectures in Song: Try to Remember (1957-1964)
sam. 3 novembre à 19:00
You must register by calling[masked] South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Fred Miller who will present Lectures in Song: Try to Remember [masked]): The Youth Culture Takes Over on Saturday November 3 at 2pm. The years stretching from Eisenhower’s second term through the arrival of the Beatles was a sunny extension of the baby boomer years, more prosperous, optimistic good times for America. The seismic shock of both the Kennedy assassination and the arrival of the Beatles heralded changes we’d never experienced: The British invasion, the rise of Motown, and the California sound, big city boy and girl groups. The hit parade and top 40 became a weekly drama for young people and routinely tied teenagers to the Sunday night ritual of watching Ed Sullivan with their families while the commercial music market was now geared mostly to the very young, the tone of the times was to become less innocent. I Love Lucy and Ozzie and Harriet were behind us, ahead lay an era of radical change, some much needed, some simply subversive. Life in America was very different.
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