Folk-Rock on Film
Richie Unterberger presents a two-hour event
featuring rare clips of folk-rock performances from the 1960s. Included
will be footage of the
Byrds, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Simon & Garfunkel, Love, Fairport Convention,
Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, the Lovin' Spoonful, Richard & Mimi Farina,
Pentangle, Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Youngbloods,
Judy Collins, and others.
This is a visual complement to his two-part history of 1960s folk-rock,
Turn! Turn! Turn!: The Folk-Rock Revolution (Backbeat Books, 2002) and
Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock
(Backbeat, 2003). The films, and books, document a period when folk and
rock combined to take popular music to heights that neither style could
have reached on its own. This period saw an extraordinary upheaval in
music, popular culture, and society, and the presentation will illuminate
the seismic changes in which folk-rock played such a large part.
San Francisco resident Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous
other rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll; The
Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film; White Light/White Heat: The Velvet
Underground Day-By-Day; and the newly published Won't Get Fooled Again:
The Who from Lifehouse to Quadrophenia. He regularly gives presentations
featuring rare rock and soul clips throughout the Bay Area and elsewhere.
There's more information about his books and other professional activities
on his website, www.richieunterberger.com