This week at the Charlotte Museum of History local music photographer, historian, and author Daniel Coston read us excerpts of his book he co-wrote with Jake Berger, There Was A Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte, and North Carolina. After this we were treated to the sounds of ‘60s rockers and local rock heroes, The Mannish Boys. Rock ensued. Shutter 16′s princess of music, President Dianna Augustine’s 14 year old daughter Jayden attended and indeed rocked out like it was 1960 all over again. She learned more about the British invasion (her personal favorite, of course, being the Beatles) and how it affected the States, particularly what it meant to the young people of Charlotte during at this time. Pie-eyed and enthusiastically she danced in her seat until the full set was over. Afterward she met with Coston to talk about music and get a book signed. What’s cool about that? Each and every day we pass on the culture of rock to our own children and the city’s youngsters. Don’t let good rock die!
Head on over to The Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday June 21st and experience Charlotte’s music history. Embrace the rock, nostalgia, and a fun night with friends new and old. If you are lucky you’ll get to see Coston himself get on up and play a bit as well. It’s always fun to see those who are usually behind the lens step in front of it.
Sat, June 21, 2014
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
See Jayden talk about music here via My Fox Carolinas.