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Scarlet Speakers: Fifty Years of Rock and Roll and Rutgers


"Fifty Years of Rock and Roll and Rutgers" with Lenny Kaye, RC'67

Please join Peter March, Executive Dean, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences.

Lenny K webAs musician, writer, and record producer, Lenny Kaye has been intimately involved with the creative impulse that marks the music. He has been a guitarist for poet-rocker Patti Smith since her band’s inception more than forty years ago, and has worked in the studio with such artists as Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Soul Asylum, Allen Ginsberg, and Pussy Riot. He is the co-author of Waylon, the life story of Waylon Jennings; and his impressionistic study of the romantic singers of the 1930s You Call It Madness: The Sensuous Song of the Croon, was published in 2004. His seminal and influential anthology of sixties’ garage-rock, Nuggets, has long been regarded as defining a genre. In 2011, France honored him with the distinction of a Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His most recent production is Jessi Colter’s The Psalms, improvisations on these classic sacred poems from the Old Testament; and he is currently working on a book, Lightning Striking, that traces the history of rock and roll through its legendary scenes.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
5:30pm: Welcome, food and drinks
6:00pm: Remarks and Q&A
6:30pm: Network with your fellow alumni
7:00pm: Wrap up

3 West Club
3 W 51st St (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019

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