The Music of the 1950s - Springfield Library

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Dr. Marcone will discuss the massive changes in the listening tastes of America over the decade that evolved from the popular songs by Nat “King” Cole, Perry Como, Doris Day, and Pat Boone to the early rock “n roll artists. Audio and video examples will feature some of the best known artist of the period.

In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, Stephen Marcone played the trumpet in a rock music group, recorded for Epic Records and toured the country taking an active role in the creative and managerial aspects of the ensemble.  In 1973, he joined the faculty of the School of Music at Syracuse University and stayed until 1984.  He came to William Paterson University where he was Chairperson of the Music Department for 15 years.  He has written articles for numerous publications and has lectured extensively.  He is the author of Managing Your Band, now in its 5th edition.   This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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