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Celebrate American Independence With The British Invasion!


Woodstock, NY – The Golden Notebook Bookstore presents a discussion and celebration of the music of the British Invasion with three experts on British Rock of the 1960s-1970s: Tony Fletcher, Jonathan Gould, and Gordon Thompson on Saturday, July 2nd at 3:30 PM at the Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, New York. The panel will be moderated by Doug Grunther of WDST’s (100.1 FM) Woodstock Roundtable.

The musicians, performances, recordings, and producers of the British pop scene of the 1960s…who did what, when and why? Tony Fletcher (Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon), Jonathan Gould (Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America), and Gordon Thompson (Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out) will share stories, play music samples, answer questions and put it all in context with the help of the Woodstock Roundtable’s Doug Grunther.

There is no charge for this event. Refreshments will be served. The authors’ books will be available for purchase at the event. Call 845-679-8000 for more information.

TONY FLETCHER has been writing about music since 1977 when, at the age of 13, he started a 6-page fanzine, Jamming, at school in London. As well as one novel and an upcoming memoir, he is the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books on popular music, including a mammoth biography of the Who’s legendary drummer Keith Moon, and more recently, All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music From the Streets of New York 1927-77. He has contributed to newspapers, magazines, radio and television all over the world, and has also worked as a consultant to major record labels and as a club DJ. He is currently at work on a biography of the British band the Smiths, to be published by Random House in late 2012.

JONATHAN GOULD is a writer and a former professional musician who studied with the eminent jazz drummer Alan Dawson and spent many years playing in bands and recording studios. He is currently at work on a dual biography of Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, chronicling their careers as the two preeminent male soul singers for the two principal soul labels of the 1960s, to be published by Crown in 2012.

GORDON THOMPSON is Professor of Music at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, where he has lectured since 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA in 1987. His research and writing has focused on the music of India and Southeast Asia as well as British pop. He is the creator of the annual Beatlemore/Skidmania show at Skidmore. He is currently at work on The Beatles In Process.

For more information, please contact: jackie.goldennotebook@gmail.com

(Thanks to Posie Strenz for designing the poster.)

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