220 Walnut Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016
The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to join rock/pop historian Vincent Bruno for “The Sixties: The Pop/Rock Era.” This two-hour presentation, which includes audio-clips and slides, explores the rise of the many innovative artists who created new sounds that captivated a generation, and whose influence endures five decades later. From the remarkable Brill Building songwriters (Burt Bacharach, Carol King) to the art of Bob Dylan, from Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, to the California magic of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Mr. Bruno will examine folk, rock, R&B, and pop, as well as the rock festivals that defined the era. In addition to his work as a rock historian, Mr. Bruno has taught in a number of settings for more than 35 years, including stints at LaGuardia Community College, Empire State College, and Union County College. Admission is free and all are welcome.