Thursday, February 22, 2024

“The British Invasion and American Answer: A Musical Journey”


Stratford Library Offers Music History Talk/Video

Tuesday, January 16th from 7-8 p.m.
Free, and open to the public

Marty Gitlin, author and pop culture historian who enthralled library patrons last February with his program on The Birth of Rock and Roll”, will offer 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 provided 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!).

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with general seating.

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


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