Rock 'n' roll history to be presented at WFU

By Pam Barrett
March 18, 2005

Musician and historian Barry Drake will give a multimedia presentation and lecture titled "80's Rock – Music in the Video Age" at 8 p.m. March 30 in Pugh Auditorium in Wake Forest University's Benson University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Barry Drake

Barry Drake

"80's Rock" celebrates, examines and clarifies music from rock's fourth decade, which began with the election of Ronald Reagan and the death of John Lennon. Featuring hundreds of slides, videos and interviews, Drake's lecture will take his audience on a musical trip featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, U2, R.E.M., Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, The Police, Run DMC, Prince, Aerosmith, Milli Vanilli and others.

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.

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