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The British Invasion:
A Musical Tour
Rod MacDonald
Recipient of the LLS 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Following the Beatles' first visit to The United States fifty years ago, the “British Invasion,” as Walter Cronkite termed it, hit the US airwaves, with a premier cast of one-hit wonders and bands, from the innocent Herman’s Hermits and blues-loving Animals and Yardbirds, to such classic musicians as the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Van Morrison. Like the Beatles, as these bands matured, the bands of the British Invasion created, with wit and music sure to bring a smile some of rock and roll’s most-loved songs. Join Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers for a fresh perspective on The "British Invasion", a fun and low-decibel tour through the characters, favorite songs and genius of the stars of this unique movement's stars.

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 and 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.

SPL3125
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $20 per event
$50 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of seven events
Door price member/non-member - $25

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