Monday, June 16, 2014

NC's rock n' roll origins revisited in concert and book Saturday

A revamped second edition printing of "There Was a Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s Charlotte, and North Carolina" - a book chronicling the region's early rock n' roll years by Charlotte musician Jacob Berger and photographer/journalist Daniel Coston - was published earlier this week.

Saturday at Neighborhood Theatre the writers will celebrate the era with some of the musicians that fill the book's pages. The Mannish Boys, Thee Dirty Beats, the Good, Bad & the Ugly, and the Young Ages at the 2nd Annual Charlotte `60s Rock n' Roll Reunion.

In addition to its new design the updated version of the book includes new interviews and newly found photos and a discography, index, and more complete story of the era. Tickets for Saturday's concert are $15. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Coston discussed the book last week at the Charlotte Museum of History and will emcee Saturday's show.