SALEM, Va.-Barry Drake, often called a walking encyclopedia of music will present a rock & roll multi-media show, "80s Rock - Music in the Video Age," at Roanoke College, Wednesday, November 8 at 8 p.m. in the Colket Center Pickle Lounge. This exciting "behind the music" look at the 1980s is open to the public at no charge. For further information, please call the Colket Center Information Desk at (540) 378-5125.
Drake, one of rock music's foremost historians, is an award-winner lecturer on the college campus circuit. The show will feature hundreds of video and music clips from the early video years of rock & roll.
"'80s Rock: Music in the Video Age" will take us on an exciting trip through rock's fourth decade, which began with the election of Ronald Reagan and the death of John Lennon. On a more uplifting note, MTV and compact discs gave Americans a way to experience the music of Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, U2, R.E.M., Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, The Police, Run DMC, Prince, Aerosmith and Milli Vanilli.
Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,970 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.