A Brief Musical History Of The Beatles
with Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers
Recipient of the LLS 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Beginning as an American-style rock and roll band, The Beatles earned world-wide acclaim in the 1960's for their own compositions, mini-symphonies of love, heartache, thrills, loss, and self-awareness that today have made them the world's top-selling recording act of all time. Their work has been performed by serious classicists and translated into nearly every major language. With each member destined to be an important figure in the musical world, their brilliant songs grew in depth as they matured, from clever and sweet to surreal and sophisticated, their lyrics captured both their time and our timeless feelings with melodies no singer can resist.
Join Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers for a fresh perspective on The Beatles, and a fun and low-decibel tour through the lives, genius and great song-craft of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Rod MacDonald - Guitar/Vocal: He has 10 CDs of his songs, plus A few Dylan Songs with Big Brass Bed, as heard on WLRN.
Bill Meredith - Drums: He is the backbone of several Palm Beach County rock-and-roll bands, including Big Brass Bed and Illumination. He's toured throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has made more than a dozen CDs.
Stan Silverman - Piano: He studied classical music and theory at the New England Conservatory of Music and Philadelphia Music Academy, but he is better known for his work with the jazz bands Hook and the Johhny Panks Band.
Doug Lindsey - Bass: He performs with the Mario LaCasse Band and several Palm Beach County groups.
John Smotherman - Lead Guitar: He plays with Big Brass Bed, Illumination and several Palm Beach County bands. Because of his exquisite solos, the Palm Beach Post has named him one of the "10 Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rod MacDonald began his career as a singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1973. He has 21 songs in the Smithsonian Folkways collection and has released eleven CDs, including the 2011 releases Songs of Freedom and Dylan Jam + 2 with his group, Big Brass Bed. He performs at festivals, at concerts, and in clubs locally and throughout North America and Europe. He was named Best Local Acoustic Performer in Broward and Palm Beach counties by the New Times and one of the "10 Magnificent Musicians" of Palm Beach County by the Palm Beach Post. Previous Music Americana courses include The Birth of Rock & Roll, The Great American Songbook, and Mastery Of The Art.
||7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
||Monday, December 16, 2013
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
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