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The British Invasion and American Answer: A Musical Journey


Tuesday, May 7th, 7- 8 P.M.
Doors open at 6:30 P.M.  General seating
Lovell Room, Stratford Library

Free and open to the public

Join pop culture historian Marty Gitlin on Tuesday, May 7th from 7-8 p.m. at the Stratford Library for a special Music HistoryTalk/Video Set, on The British Invasion and American Answer: A Musical Journey.

Gitlin, who enthralled library patrons last February with his program on “The Birth of Rock and Roll”, will provide a fun and nostalgic journey through the most iconic and greatest era of rock-and-roll history. This presentation highlights performance videos of influential British Invasion superstars, such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Hollies, Dave Clark Five and The Who, as well as American bands that offered a wonderful reply, such as the Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Temptations, Byrds, Turtles and Rascals.

The program also discusses how these artists influenced pop culture and society, compares and contrasts the music, and includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder (including snippets of songs from which patrons must identify the band!).

For further information call the library at: 203.385.4162 or visit:


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