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Saturday, April 16 • 10:45am - 12:45pm
Voicing Rock
John Covach, “Re-voicing Pop: Vanilla Fudge and the Psychedelic-Symphonic Cover Version”
Ann Powers, “Hard Rock, Sex Sounds, and the Groupie System: Life at the Riot House, 1973”
Maura Johnston, “When You're Talking to Yourself and Nobody's Home: The Odd Malleability of the Hard Rock Frontman”


Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Gene Autry and Alex Chilton. She is the co-editor of American Roots Music and Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: An American Journey, among numerous collaborative volumes. Currently... Read More →

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John Covach

John Covach is Director of the University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music and Professor of Theory at the Eastman School. He has published dozens of articles and is the lead author of the college textbook What's That Sound? An Introduction to Rock Music. He has co-edited Understanding... Read More →
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Maura Johnston

Maura Johnston is a writer and editor who teaches at Boston College and edits the culture periodical Maura Magazine. She has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, Billboard, and Rolling Stone; her byline also appeared in a number of publications that have succumbed... Read More →
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Ann Powers

Ann Powers is critic and correspondent for NPR Music. She is the author of several books, including the forthcoming history of American music's relationship with American love and sex. “Hard Rock, Sex Sounds, and the Groupie System: Life at the Riot House, 1973”The Los Angeles-grounded... Read More →

Saturday April 16, 2016 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
JBL Theater