Culture Connect Featured Event
Shelley Archives Presents
Legends of Rock Live
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Rare Clips (1970s-1980s)
Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley
Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Tom Petty, Mike Cambell, Benchmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1976.
Since then, the group has given fans a number of well deserved hits, with a lead singer whose voice reminds one of Dylan and a slide guitar worthy of any Southern blues band.
Their ballads and take on the world were an interesting contrast to the New Wave music that was gaining popularity at the same time. Among the songs that will be featured are “Breakdown,” “ American Girl,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Don’t Want to Live Like a Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Free Falling” and many more.
The sources of the clips for this show will be promos, films and videos of live concerts, studio rehearsals, and television appearances.
In English | 110 minutes
ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then later directed music videos for Public Enemy (PE).
Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies.
Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.
- See more at: http://www.avontheatre.org/special_events.html#oct24