Sun, Oct 07|
The Robin Theatre
Dick Rosemont (co-founder of Flat, Black and Circular) Presents Music of the 1960s - 2 Sessions (60's Rock & Motown)
Come for one or both of these entertaining and informative presentations by Dick Rosemont (Mystic Shake, co-founder of Flat, Black and Circular). 1-3PM: 60's Rock Overview (12:30 doors) 4-6PM: Rise of Motown (3:30 doors) $15 / individual session $25 / both sessions
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Robin Theatre, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA
About The Event
From an early age, music has been a part of Dick Rosemont’s life. Encouraged by his father who played in big bands in the 1930s, Dick formed his first rock band in 1963 (before the Beatles invaded our shores). He has produced and hosted radio programs on both public and commercial stations. His music articles have appeared in various publications. Dick was a co-founder/operator of Flat, Black & Circular for 33 1/3(!) years. He formed the band Mystic Shake, playing with the group until relocating to New Mexico in 2010. He now buys and sells record albums as The Guy In The Groove in Santa Fe, and plays in two street bands.
Dick Rosemont will present an entertaining and incisive look at the music environment of the 1960s. It was a significant period for changes in all aspects of culture and the music business. Hear some of the significant songs of the era and recordings that influenced future artists and styles. The first session provides a general overview of 1960s rock as it evolved musically, culturally, and commercially—from pre-Beatles pop to later-decade "acid rock." The second session looks at Motown and its influences, tracing the rise and success of the largest black-owned company in the country, and its impact on music culture.
Quotes from previous attendees:
"Mr. Rosemont has an incredible breadth of knowledge and his presentation is very engaging."
"The juxtaposition of music, pictures and talk was excellent."
"Dick is so knowledgeable and connected to the music world. He demonstrates this in a humble, unassuming way, sharing his passion and expertise in such a fun manner."
"All the behind the scenes anecdotes were great. Listening to the music brought back many memories."
1PM Session: 60's Rock & Roll
The first of two lectures, an overview of Rock music of the 1960's. Tickets are $15 plus a $1 CC processing fee.
4PM Session: Rise of Motown
The second of two lectures. This will be a detailed look at the rise of Motown and its influences, tracing the rise and success of the largest black-owned company in the country, and its impact on music culture. Tickets are $15 plus a $1 CC processing fee.
This ticket will provide access to both sessions: 60's Rock Overview at 1PM, and The Rise of Motown at 4PM. Doors for each session will open 30 minutes before the presentation begins. Tickets at $25 plus a $1 credit card processing fee. Thank you!