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Twin Rivers Plumbing
Production sponsor
Lynnea Barry
Be-Bop-A-Lula
Rockin' through the '50s
Sat, Jun 12, 7:30 - 9:15 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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 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
Vocalists
Musicians
Keri Davis, piano
Don Elkington, drums
Steve Arriola, guitar
Marisa Frantz, violin
Program
PROGRAM
 Earth Angel
(1954)
Words & music by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin, Gaynel Hodge
 Rock Around The Clock
(1954)
Words & music by Max C. Freedman, Jimmy DeKnight
 Only You (And You Alone)
(1955)
Words & music by Buck Ram
 The Great Pretender
(1955)
Words & music by Buck Ram
 Last Kiss
(1961)
Words & music by Wayne Cochran
 Why Do Fools Fall In Love
(1955)
Words & music by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant
 Wake Up, Little Susie
(1957)
Words & music by Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
 Bye Bye Love
(1957)
Words & music by Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
 Do You Want To Dance
(1958)
Words & music by Bobby Freeman
 Rockin' Robin
(1958)
Words & music by Leon René
 At The Hop
(1957)
Words & music by David White, John Medora, Artie Singer
 The Twist
(1958)
Words & music by Hank Ballard
 Puppy Love
(1960)
Words & music by Paul Anka
 Stay
(1960)
Words & music by Maurice Williams
 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
(1960)
Words & music by Carole King, Gerry Goffin
 Please Mr. Postman
(1961)
Words & music by Robert Bateman, Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, William Garrett, Georgia Dobbins
 Stand By Me
(1961)
Words & music by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
 Save The Last Dance For Me
(1960)
Words & music by Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus
 Be My Baby
(1963)
Words & music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector
 Baby Love
(1964)
Words & music by Holland–Dozier–Holland
 My Guy
(1964)
Words & music by Smokey Robinson
 A Change Is Gonna Come
(1964)
Words & music by Sam Cooke
 People Get Ready
(1965)
Words & music by Curtis Mayfield
Associate Events
Saturday Jun 12
6:00 pmDinner before Be-Bop-A-Lula, 6/12
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Be-Bop-A-Lula Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%    
AA30.00  27.00  25.50  -   -  
A30.00  27.00  25.50  -   -  
B26.00  23.50  22.25  -   -  
C22.00  20.00  18.75  -   -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000