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Barry Drake to discuss rock music of the 1960s


October 16, 2008

Musician and historian Barry Drake will give a multimedia presentation and lecture titled “60s Rock – When the Music Mattered” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Pugh Auditorium in Wake Forest University’s Benson University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

“60s Rock” examines how that era’s popular music reflected the events of the day, including the political turmoil, the social upheaval, the hippie movement, the Vietnam War and the generation gap.  The lecture will feature the music of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and The Monkees.

A graduate of Manhattan College, Drake has toured the United States and Europe extensively as a singer/songwriter as well as with his rock ‘n’ roll lectures on 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s music.

The lecture is sponsored by the Student Union.  For more information, call (336) 758-5697.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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