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Danbury Library will be rockin’ with this ’50s, ’60s history lesson

January 29, 2019

The Danbury Library will be rockin’ on Saturday, Feb. 2, when it hosts a free program on the history of the 1950s and ’60s through popular music, with presenter Marc Black acting as your guide, via a multimedia presentation.

In the presentation, folk rocker Black uses a wide range of popular songs, including surprising favorites like “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” iconic rock tunes like “Blue Suede Shoes” and moving folk songs like Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” The show also features a performance of Black’s own group’s hit from 1967: “Happy” by the Blades of Grass.

Black, who was inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, says on his website he has performed and recorded with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Taj Mahal and Pete Seeger, and was chosen by Levon Helm to play one of the Midnight Rambles. As famed folk artist, Happy Traum, said, “Marc is a master ... spreading the joy of music with story and song,” according to the site.

Danbury Library’s Farioly Program Room, 170 Main St. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-3 p.m. Snow date Feb. 7 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 203-797-4505, ext. 7713, or danburylibrary.org

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