This deck of 48 question and answer cards evokes the sounds of the seventies as it issues a challenge: how much do you remember of that fabled decade's pop music? It was an age of bombast and self consciously high-concept foolery; of faux folk, heavy metal, disco, straight ahead rock, and howling punk; of platform shoes, spiked dog collars, and other "niche" fashion statements; of wild-eyed behavioral excess despite which, miraculously, quite a lot of very good music got made. With a question on one side of each card and a concise, knowledgeable answer on the other, 1970s Rock 'n' Roll will entertain the solitary reader or give rise to a raucous multiplayer game. Music is a key to memory and with this deck you may find that you recall a lot more about the seventies than you'd thought.
The New-York Historical Society presents the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution explores the life and work of the legendary music impresario who worked with the biggest names in rock music. Showcasing more than 300 objects—including rock memorabilia, photographs, and concert posters with a site-specific installation of “The Joshua Light Show,” the trailblazing liquid light show conceived in 1967 by multimedia artist Joshua White that served as a psychedelic backdrop to Graham’s concert productions in New York. On view February 14 – August 23, 2020.