By Laura Perdew
The Fullerton Museum Center will be opening two new exhibits entitled, Ferry Cross the Mersey: The British Invasion and Six Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop, on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 6-9 p.m. This exhibit will be open to the public through Nov. 9. The opening reception will be include refreshments from The Olde Ship British Pub and Restaurant, live entertainment including a performance by guitarist Rusty Anderson, a curator’s talk and more.
Admission is $10 for non-museum members. Museum members can attend the event for free.
Ferry Cross the Mersey: The British Invasion is an exhibition of photographs and period artifacts capturing some of the British Invasion music acts of the early 1960s and 1970s. In early 1964, Beatlemania had crossed the Atlantic and over the next two years, English acts dominated the American charts. The Beatles scored hits with their poppy, guitar-driven music that merged skiffle with American rock and roll. The Rolling Stones and the Animals had a more gritty sound influenced by R&B. Herman’s Hermits appealed to the teenybopper crowd, whereas Freddie and the Dreamers were more of a novelty act. This exhibit, organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce