University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
September 28, 2009
Contact: Joy Crawford-Washington, Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

USA to Host Barry Drake’s Multimedia Presentation


Jaguar Productions at the University of South Alabama will sponsor “80s Rock-Music in the Video Age,” a multimedia presentation by Barry Drake to be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Drake, one of music’s foremost historians, will celebrate, examine, clarify, and put into perspective the music from rock’s fourth decade, which began with the election of Ronald Regan and the death of John Lennon.

Known as a walking encyclopedia of Rock and Roll, Drake is a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. He also has been involved in the world of music since buying his first Rock and Roll record in 1954.

In 1965, Drake became a performer and songwriter, playing alongside Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and other musicians in the clubs of New York's

Barry Drake
Barry Drake

Greenwich Village. In 1970, he was signed to Capitol Records and began touring, playing colleges and clubs from coast to coast.

Drake’s multimedia presentations on the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s have become some of the most popular shows on college campuses.

For more information about this music presentation call Jaguar Productions at 460-7144.


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