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Rolling Stone editor to discuss ‘History of Rock ‘n’ Roll’

St. Joseph’s College, Greenlight Bookstore, Host ‘Truly Brooklyn Event’

September 8, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Rolling Stone editor Greil Marcus will speak in Brooklyn on Sept. 10.
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Rolling Stone editor Greil Marcus will discuss his newest book, “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs,” as part of the Brooklyn Voices series on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at St. Joseph’s College. At the event, co-hosted by Greenlight Bookstore, Marcus will speak about the “Ten Songs” with New Yorker magazine writer Sasha Frere-Jones, and excerpts of the songs will be played by local band The Brooklyn What. 

“Greil Marcus is one of the most iconic figures in the world of music writing, and his new book takes on a suitably epic topic: the whole history of rock,” said Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, co-owner of Greenlight Bookstore. 

“[W]e’re proud that this is truly a Brooklyn event, with a great local band in The Brooklyn What and our Fort Greene neighbor and acclaimed music writer Sasha Frere-Jones adding to the mix. This will be a one-of-a-kind event,” said Stockton Bagnulo.
The first reviews editor for 
Rolling Stone magazine, Greil Marcus is widely considered one of the finest music writers and the founder of modern rock criticism. His new book highlights ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 and dramatizes how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself. 

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 The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium (245 Clinton Ave. at St. Joseph’s College).

Tickets for the event are $25 and include a copy of the book. 


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