James E. Perone, author of Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasion, will be speaking on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium. His book presentation will include an overview of how British Invasion rock and roll came into being, as well as discussion of some of the research techniques that he used.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Perone is the Associate Dean of the Faculty and the Margaret Morgan Ramsey Professor in Music at the University of Mount Union. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Education from Capital University; Master of Fine Arts in Clarinet Performance (SUNY at Buffalo); Master of Arts in Music Theory (SUNY at Buffalo), and Ph.D. in Music Theory (SUNY at Buffalo).
Active as an author since the early 1990s, he has had over a dozen books published over the years by Praeger Publishers and Greenwood Press, including Songs of the Vietnam Conflict, Music of the Counterculture Era, The Words and Music of David Bowie, The Words and Music of Carole King, Smash Hits: The 100 Songs That Defined America, and the subject of this book talk: Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasion. Perone’s forthcoming books include critical analyses of the music and recordings of Taylor Swift and James Taylor
This program is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 107.