People Get Ready-1
Lynnea Barry
Rockin' through the '50s
Fri, Jun 11 - Sun, Jun 13
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Paragon BioTeck
Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
Twin Rivers Plumbing
Production sponsor
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The revolution in American popular music during the 1950s changed our world influencing lifestyle, language, mindset, and modern culture. The recipe of swing, doowop, blues, country, and gospel, created the perfect casserole of rockabilly, pop, soul, rock 'n' roll, and more. This evolution of popular music had been cooking for decades before adding dashes of gospel style harmonies and pinches of call and response. It was less about any one style and more about a feeling that teenage America could not get enough of, that religious groups, government officials and parents often deemed as the “devils music” or somethng equally dangerous, and at the same time became a voice of justice, change and hope.
Be-Bop-A-Lula: Rockin' through the '50s celebrates this music that had a prevailing presence in and, indeed, fundamentally transformed American popular culture. Artistic director Lynnea Barry welcomes Tracy Tooze, Siri Vik and Bill Hulings in an evening of a choice selection of the era's most iconic songs, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”, “Please, Mr. Postman”, “Bye Bye Love”, “Be My Baby”, “Rock Around The Clock”, “Save the Last Dance for Me” , “ Change is Gonna Come”, “The Great Pretender”, “The Twist”, "Stand By Me", "People Get Ready" and many more.
Event Personnel
Lynnea Barry, artistic director
Keri Davis, piano
Don Elkington, drums
Steve Arriola, guitar
Nathan Waddell, electric bass
Jonathan Corona, reeds
Della Davies, violin
 Rock Around The Clock
(1954) Max C. Freedman, Jimmy DeKnight (w/m)
 Tennessee Waltz
(1948) Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart (w/m)
 To Know Him Is To Love Him
(1958) Phil Spector (w/m)
 Peggy Sue
(1957) Norman Petty, Jerry Allison (w/m)
 Bye Bye Love
(1957) Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant (w/m)
 Who's Sorry Now?
(1923) Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby (w) Ted Snyder (m)
(1956) Gene Vincent, Sheriff Tex Davis (w/m)
 Why Do Fools Fall In Love
(1955) Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant (w/m)
 Love Me Tender
(1956) Elvis Presley, Ken Darby (w) George R. Poulton (m)
 Only You (And You Alone)
(1955) Buck Ram (w/m)
 Blue Suede Shoes
(1956) Carl Perkins (w/m)
 When My Dream Boat Comes Home
(1936) Cliff Friend (w) Dave Franklin (m)
 Rockin' Robin
(1958) Leon René (w/m)
 People Get Ready
(1965) Curtis Mayfield (w/m)
 The Rock And Roll Waltz
(1955) Dick Ware (w) Shorty Allen (m)
 My Guy
(1964) Smokey Robinson (w/m)
(1960) Maurice Williams (w/m)
 Be My Baby
(1963) Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector (w/m)
 A Change Is Gonna Come
(1964) Sam Cooke (w/m)
 You Don't Own Me
(1963) David White, John Madara (w/m)
 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
(1960) Carole King, Gerry Goffin (w/m)
 I Will Follow Him
(1962) Norman Gimbel (w) Arthur Altman, Paul Mauriat, Franck Pourcel (m)
 I Only Want To Be With You
(1964) Ivor Raymonde, Mike Hawker (w/m)
 Save The Last Dance For Me
(1960) Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus (w/m)
 Baby Love
(1964) Holland–Dozier–Holland (w/m)
 Stand By Me
(1961) Ben E. King, Elmo Glick (w/m)

June, 2021
Fr 11 7:30 pBe-Bop-A-Lula: Eugene
Sa 12 7:30 pBe-Bop-A-Lula: Eugene
Su 13 3:00 pBe-Bop-A-Lula: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
Be-Bop-A-Lula Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  19.50 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  19.50 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  17.00 
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  14.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
Paragon BioTeck
Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor