BILL BENTLEY- Smithsonian Rock and Roll

 

Friday, February 15 at 7PM

Bill Bentley and Alejandro Escovedo
In Conversation with 
Raoul Hernandez of the Austin Chronicle

speaking and signing

Smithsonian Rock and Roll


ABOUT SMITHSONIAN ROCK AND ROLL

In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin' places in between, fans overwhelmingly responded with their favorite rock and roll moments. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, and contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Presented together, these photographs create a kaleidoscopic history of the artists, the musical styles, the venues, the concerts, and the fans. This is rock and roll as it has never been seen before.


ABOUT BILL BENTLEY

BILL BENTLEY is the former A&R Director at Concord Music Group and Vice President of Warner Bros. Records. He has been a drummer, record store clerk, DJ, concert promoter, music producer, and record label publicist. Through it all he has been a writer; in 2007 he received the ASCAP Deems Taylor award.


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Event date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781588346001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Smithsonian Books - October 24th, 2017

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