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Soundtrack to the 60s: The Berkeley Music Scene

On October 6, 2017, in Events, News, by Ben Marks

Berkeley Centennial poster, 1972, by Tom Morris, signed by Country Joe McDonald.

On Sunday, October 8, the Berkeley Historical Society opens a new exhibition of artifacts and ephemera titled “Soundtrack to the 60s: The Berkeley Music Scene.” Pulled largely from the collection of Country Joe McDonald, the show, which runs through April 1, 2018, focuses on Berkeley’s contributions to the Bay Area music scene—from clubs like Jabberwock and labels like Fantasy to such bands as Country Joe and the Fish, Joy of Cooking, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. In particular, the exhibition looks at the impact of the protest movement on Berkeley musicians and their music.

The opening reception on October 8, from 2-5pm, will feature live musical performances by Country Joe McDonald, members of Joy of Cooking, Oona Garthwaite, and surprise guests. Seating for this free event is limited, so register now at Eventbrite.

 

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