November Meeting

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August 3, 2017 by rochesterhistoricalnh

On Thursday, November 9, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum on Hanson Street, Gregg Sargent will present “Music of the 1960’s” highlighting some of the popular songs and sharing the background of some of the biggest hits of the decade. Gregg will present power point photos, play guitar, and sing a few of your favorite hits. Those attending are encouraged to sing along, or maybe even dance to the hits of yesterday. Anyone for the Twist?
The 60s decade produced some of the best music of all time. Even today it is listened to not only by the 60s generation but by our children and grandchildren. The music of the 60s generation had rock, instrumentals, love songs, surfing music, songs of protest, crazy songs, psychedelic, folk and country songs.
The 60s generation of music set the stage for music to come. Countless songs from the 60s generation have been remade by others. Television commercials used the recordings to sell their products. Even today you can hear those great old songs used to help advertisers sell you their products.
Gregg developed a love for music at a very early age during the late 1950’s and 1960’s. He began taking drum lessons at the age of 10. He continued playing the drums throughout high school and was selected to the NH All State Band and the All New England Band. In college, Gregg played drums with the Butler University Marching Band and the Jazz Band. It was in college that Gregg got his first guitar and spent time playing at social events, fraternity parties and Hootenannies. After college, Gregg played in local bands at night clubs, high schools and colleges throughout New England. During his retirement from being a school principal, Gregg has continued his love of music by playing at the Rochester Manor, the Homemakers “Day Out Program” and at some Rochester Opera House fund raising events.
Come and take a nostalgic look back at the good times and good music that many of us grew up listening and dancing to in high school, college and as young adults.

The program is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will follow the meeting.
For more information please call 330-3099 or e-mail

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