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Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music With John Corbett

  • Squeezebox Books & Music 743 Main Street Evanston, Illinois 60202 (map)

Unless you lived through the 1970s, it seems impossible to understand it at all. Drug delirium, groovy fashion, religious cults, mega corporations, glitzy glam, hard rock, global unrest—from our 2018 perspective, the seventies are often remembered as a bizarre blur of bohemianism and disco. With Pick Up the Pieces, John Corbett transports us back in time to this thrillingly tumultuous era through a playful exploration of its music. Song by song, album by album, he draws our imaginations back into one of the wildest decades in history.

About the Author: John Corbett is the author of several books, including A Listener’s Guide to Free ImprovisationVinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium, and Microgroove: Forays into Other Music. He is co-owner of Corbett vs. Dempsey, an art gallery in Chicago. 

Earlier Event: May 11
Celebrating Evanston Voices
Later Event: May 12
Do Not Submit Evanston