The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
June 21 - August 31
Preview event - Friday, June 20th from 5-8pm
‘The Roots of Rock ‘n' Roll' is a part of this summer's town-wide ‘Brandon Rocks On' theme.
The exhibit will concentrate on the birth of rock and roll music in 1955 (credited to the movie ‘Blackboard Jungle' which propelled Bill Haley's “Rock Around the Clock” to number one) up to the “British Invasion” of the Beatles and other groups in 1964. The exhibit will also cover some of the legendary names of the period and a few of the hundreds of singers and bands who found their fame – some long-lasting and some very short-lived.
Clothing, record players and other artifacts from the period will help bring back plenty of memories for everyone who grew up in those fast changing times, while younger generations will be introduced to a time before iPods and mobile music.
Admission is free. The exhibit is supported by Compass Music and Arts Foundation, a non-profit devoted to supporting the arts.