The History of Rock ‘n Roll Stars & Stripes: November 12, 2013 - February 2, 2014
“I don’t care what people say, rock ‘n roll is here to stay!” This is a line from the 1958 hit by Danny and the Juniors and at the time no one could have guessed how prophetic this simple lyric would be! Join us for a jam-packed musical evening as we explore the origins of rock ‘n roll from its infancy, which saw jazz and gospel transform into the undeniably infectious sound that became known as rock ‘n roll. This All-American music review highlights it’s greatest pioneers – Chuck Berry, Elvis, the Doo-Wop groups of the 50’s, The Beach Boys and the R&B groups of the 60’s – they were America’s answer to the British Invasion, each generation influencing the next right up to the present day. Rock ‘n roll was born in the USA, and lives and thrives today!