The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Library and Archives Author Series with Richie Unterberger

Thursday, May 29: 7 p.m.

NOTE:  The date for this event has been changed to Thursday, May 29 at 7pm.  All previous RSVPs will be honored for the new date.  

WHERE:   Library Reading Room, Rock Hall’s Library and Archives (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)

TO RSVP:    This event is FREE with a reservation through the Rock Hall website athttps://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.  Seating is limited.   

MORE INFO:

Unterberger will present on his two-volume 1960s folk-rock history, Turn! Turn! Turn!/Eight Miles High, showing rare audiovisual material of greats like Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, and Donovan. He'll also talk about research he's done at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring for an expanded ebook edition of these books, Jingle Jangle Morning, which combines both volumes into one.  

Turn! Turn! Turn! and Eight Miles High tell the story of how folk and rock merged in the 1960s to create folk-rock, injecting social consciousness and poetic lyricism into popular music to scale heights that neither folk nor rock could have reached without blending. Starting with the folk revival of the early 1960s, they cover the folk-rock movement from the first stars to electrify folk (especially the Byrds and Bob Dylan) to stars like Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as underrated greats and nearly unknown cult artists. All branches of the decade's folk-rock are covered, from early electric folk-rock, protest folk-rock, and folk-rock-psychedelia to singer-songwriters, country-rock, and the distinctively British form of folk-rock.

Previously published in two separate volumes, the ebook edition Jingle Jangle Morning: Folk-Rock in the 1960s combines the books into one, adding 15,000 words of updates and new material. It also adds a 75,000-word mini-book with in-depth descriptions of nearly 200 folk-rock recordings from the era, which together would comprise the ideal 1960s folk-rock box set.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

San Francisco resident Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll and a two-part history of 1960s folk-rock, Turn! Turn! Turn! and Eight Miles High. His book The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film won a 2007 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. His latest books are White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day and Won't Get Fooled Again: The Who from Lifehouse to Quadrophenia.

He gives regular presentations on rock and soul history throughout the Bay Area incorporating rare vintage film clips and audio recordings, at public libraries and other venues. He teaches community education courses on rock history at the College of Marin. For more info, go to richieunterberger.com.

GETTING THERE:

The Library and Archives is at 2809 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th Street, in a shared building with the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). This is approximately two miles southeast of the Museum. Metered parking spaces are available on the street in front of the building or around the block. From there, walk in the building’s main entrance, enter the lobby, and the entrance to the Library and Archives will be immediately on the right. There is also a Visitor Parking area in Lots 5 and 6 of the parking garage. From the garage, enter the building's back entrance, take the elevator on the left to the first floor, enter the lobby, and look for the entrance to the Library and Archives on the left. For a map of the Tri-C Metro Campus, visit http://www.tri-c.edu/campuses/metro/Documents/MetroMap2010.pdf.

The Rock Hall’s Author Series brings journalists, critics and scholars to the Library and Archives for free readings and discussion sessions. Authors of both new books and classic texts are invited on a regular basis.

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