First Person Singular presents: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR....: The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs With Greil Marcus

 

First Person Singular presents

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR....:

The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

With Greil Marcus

Special Guest Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Groovies

Thursday, August 21, 7:30 pm

Location: Pegasus Books on Solano

 

Can the history of rock 'n' roll be told in ten songs? For Greil Marcus, who can divine the soul of the nation from a single guitar note, that may be nine too many. But his new book, The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs, fulfills its promise, though not with the songs you might expect. Here, instead of "That's All Right", "A Hard Day's Night", "Respect", or "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", you'll find ten less familiar sides that give an even deeper account of rock 'n' roll's six-decade drama of abandon. To celebrate a work that will stand with the author's Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, we present Greil Marcus in conversation with Cyril Jordan, guitarist and songwriter for The Flamin' Groovies. The band's "Shake Some Action" kicks off the book, and Cyril is bringing his guitar. This history in ten songs... might just go to eleven.

 
Event date: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books on Solano
1855 Solano Ave
94707-2306 Berkeley
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ISBN: 9780300187373
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Yale University Press - September 2nd, 2014