Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Greatest Music Stories Never Told
McCarthy Center, Framingham State University, Room 415
MccCarthy Center, State Street Framaingham, MA
A rollicking guided tour through the hidden corners of music history. Author Rick Beyer shares stories from his new book The Greatest Music Stories Never Told.
Find out how one hit song was born in a history class, another created in a Boston mayoral campaign, and a third dashed off in a fit of anger at actor Robert De Niro. Meet the monk behind Do-Re-Mi, the orchestra leader killed by his own conducting, and the prisoner who sang himself out of jail. Then there’s the symphony that inspired a revolution, the song that saved a president, and Ben Franklin’s wonderful musical invention—reputed to heal the sick and drive the healthy insane!
A treat for music lovers and history buffs alike.