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Richard Rodgers with newspaper.
Rockin' Rodgers
Wed Aug 8, 4:00-5:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
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  • Personnel
Many Richard Rodgers tunes have evolved and found a place amongst many other genres and styles in a way that most could have never predicted. Songs like “Blue Moon” went from being a hit for jazz singers, turned rockabilly when recorded by Elvis, to becoming doo-wop standard (“dip dee dip’s” and all). Ian Whitcomb will present a history of a handful of Rodgers songs and analyze what made them so universal and, in some cases, what made some of them stay put.
Event Personnel
Ian Whitcomb, speaker
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2007 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor