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Roots of Rock N' Roll

August 4, 2017
6:30 pm
Roxie Theater

Rare 16mm films from the collection of Barry Siegal will feature the greats in Rock N' Roll. ROOTS OF ROCK N' ROLL traces part of the history of rock from Rhythm and Blues of the '40's to early Rock 'N Roll pioneers of the 50's thru the British Invasion of the 60's. Musical artists include Louie Jordan, The Flamingos, Bill Haley and his Comets, Little Richard, The Treniers, Elvis Presley (plus a parade of Elvis wannabes trying to out-perform the King on a TV show from 1956 called "Country Music Caravan"), Johnny Burnette, The Beach Boys, James Brown, The Dave Clark Five, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles performing live in London in 1964. Included is a rare newsreel of a Beatles record burning in 1966 after John Lennon commented that they were more popular than Jesus. (He later stressed that he was only remarking on how other people viewed and popularized the band.)

Roxie Theater

3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA
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