The George G. Hanel Fine Art Series presents: Jim Lenn's Music Tour of the 60s and 70s The Rise and Fall of Dovie Modean The Southern California Music Scene of the Late 60s & Early 70s.
All events held in the Library are free but attendees must register in advance.
The Rise and Fall of Dovie Modean The Southern California Music Scene of the Late 60s and early 70s Monday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.
What was it like to grow up in the Southern California music scene by the local beaches and area music venues? Jim Lenn will take you on an inside look at four young men and their five-year journey to “make it” in the music industry at its peak, in Hawthorne, California (yes, the home of the Beach Boys). Come listen to Jim’s fascinating stories during the rise of the pop music industry and join in and sing along to some great songs from that amazing era. Registration required.
The Rise and Fall of Dovie Modean The Ovation Guitar Monday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. The Ovation guitar, built in New Hartford Connecticut, played a significant role in the foundation and flourishing of the singer/songwriter explosion of the music scene. This guitar filled a void created by the advancement of live sound systems and propelled this segment of the music industry to the forefront. In this informative and fun presentation, Jim Lenn will explore the role the Ovation guitar played, as well as some of the music that was performed at this time on the instrument. Registration required.
The George G. Hanel Fine Arts Series was made possible from a bequest from Mr. George G. Hanel. The bequest was created to allow no fewer than two programs per year that are dedicated to the arts, and which will be free of admission charges to the public.