SALEM, Va.-In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the "British Invasion," Barry Drake, often called a walking encyclopedia of music, will present a rock & roll multi-media show, "60s Rock - When The Music Mattered," at Roanoke College Wednesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. in the Colket Center Pickle Lounge. This exciting "behind the music" look at the 1960s 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, will celebrate, examine, clarify and put into perspective one of the most exciting decades in our music history. The decade of the '60s was one of the most interesting periods in American history. Through all of the good and bad times, it was the music that brought us together and sometimes tore us apart. The political turmoil, the social upheaval, the hippie movement, the Vietnam War and the generation gap were all reflected in the popular music of the day. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, and yes, even The Monkeys, were the sounds filling the airwaves through out those turbulent years. The show will feature hundreds of slides and musical clips from one of music's most innovative decades.