Covering the wide spectrum of eighties rock and roll, this deck of 48 question and answer cards issues a challenge: how much do you remember of the decade and its music? In the music world, MTV was born and disco died, but not before bequeathing its dance beat to the fledgling genre of hip hop. Madonna and Michael Jackson ruled from on high, as punk became altrock, and heavy metal bludgeoned and blasted its way toward the top.
With a question on one side of each card and a concise, knowledgeable answer on the other, 1980s 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 learn that you recall a lot more about the eighties 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.