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Sunday, March 25 • 9:00am - 11:00am
The Rock Turn

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Tom Smucker, “When Bobby Went Bob: Darin’s Muddled Dylan Turn, The Assassination of RFK, and the Collapse of Ring A Ding Urban Masculinity”

Jack Hamilton, “‘Summer’s Here and the Time Is Right’: The Rolling Stones and the Death of Sixties Music”

Andy Zax, “Remapping The Woodstock Festival:  How I Uncovered The True History Of ‘The Second-Largest City In New York State’ And Made Country Joe McDonald Hate My Guts”

Douglas Wolk, “Songs of The City”

Moderator: Michaelangelo Matos


Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton is a graduate student in the History of American Civilization program at Harvard University, where he is finishing a dissertation on racial imagination and popular music in the 1960s. His writing has appeared online and in print in The Atlantic, Transition, and elsewhere.

Michaelangelo Matos

Michaelangelo Matos writes for NPR, Spin, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, The Guardian, The Daily, and eMusic. He is working on a history of American rave in the ’90s. He lives in Brooklyn.   Abstract: | | "A Trip to MARS-FM: The Story of L.A.'s Rave Radio Station, 1991-92" From late 1991 until July 1992, Southern California’s airwaves heralded the future. Utilizing a synchronized signal at 103.1 FM in Los Angeles (KDLD... Read More →

Tom Smucker

Tom Smucker has been writing about pop culture and politics since the 1960s and wrote the chapter on the Carpenters and Lawrence Welk in the current EMP anthology. His novel An Inconvenient Amish Zombie Left Behind The Da Vinci Diet Code Truth was published in 2011.   Abstract: | | "When Bobby Went Bob: Darin's Muddled Dylan Turn, The Assassination of RFK, and the Collapse of Ring A Ding Urban Masculinity." Rock, Pop, Swing, Country... Read More →

Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk is the author of Live at the Apollo (Continuum, 2003) and Reading Comics (Da Capo, 2007). He writes about pop music and comic books for Time, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and elsewhere, and has run the tiny record label Dark Beloved Cloud since 1992. He lives in Portland, Oregon.   Abstract: | | "Songs of The City" In 1968, Carole King split up with her longtime collaborator Gerry Goffin and formed a band called The City with... Read More →
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Andy Zax/@Discographies

Andy Zax is a Grammy-nominated music producer. Under the alias @Discographies, his writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The Daily and on Twitter; the Village Voice hailed him as its music critic of the year in 2010. He lives in Los Angeles.

Sunday March 25, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012