Always wanted to the opportunity to rock and roll with your favorite music legends of the past? Well here are your chances, so don’t miss out!! In Debaun Auditorium, at 7PM, on three different nights, these epic performers will appear on the BIG screen!
Love The Rolling Stones? How about The Brian Jones and Mick Taylor years? October 13th is the night for you. This exciting evening will be filled with rare early performances, including their first appearances on television in the USA and Europe, promo films, concerts, newsreels and more! Bill Shelley, film and music archivist will personally present footage that has remained unseen-for-years. Such performances include some of the classics: “Honky Tonk Woman,” “Time Is on My Side,” “Under My Thumb,” and many many more!
One of The Stone’s most prominent artistic periods, from 1964 – 1975, ranked the band as wildly popular and influential as The Beatles. Original leader and rhythm guitarist, Brian Jones, was constantly motivating the band to experiment. The bluesy, instrumental style sparked the writing skills of Mick Jagger and Keith Ricard. This resulted in the creation of time-honored songs such as Get Off My Cloud,” “Lady Jane,” “Paint It Black,” “Play With Fire,” and “Satisfaction,” all of which are included in the program. After Brian Jones’ tragic swimming pool death in 1969, Mick Taylor joined the band, and they went on to create memorable albums like Exile on Main Street, It’s Only Rock and Roll, and Sticky Fingers. This Rockin’ ‘n’ Rollin’ performance is one you don’t want to miss!
So you’re a huge fan of the Meggadeaths? Then don’t make plans for Thursday, November 18th; Mark your calendars because Pink Floyd is coming to town!! From their earliest work with legend Syd Barrett, to more iconic albums like The Wall, Pink Floyd has generated a collection of work that is recognized as some of the greatest in rock and roll. London’s music scene during the mid 1960’s was electrified with Pink Floyd’s psychedelic and trippy sound. After his songs like “Arnold Lane,” and “See Emily Play” the group’s genius songwriter Syd Barrett had a mental breakdown. Replaced with David Gilmour, it took the band some time to find their new voice. But once they did, illustrious and remarkable albums like Animal and Dark Side of the Moon materialized.
Shelley has searched deep into the vault of wondrous works and exposed rare black and white, and color footage of Pink Floyd from their earliest performances on television, promotional films, home movies and more! The evening is sure to blow you away with a full retrospective of the band’s entire career from the 1960’s and their groundbreaking concerts all over the world for the next ten years. No Pink Floyd fanatic will want to miss out on this!
In the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, his 95th birthday is sure to be celebrated the right way. On Saturday, December 11th, The Legend himself will return to the stage, front and center. This is a one-night-only celebration of his musical era. Features will highlight the rare television, concert, and motion picture performances of his career.
Stellar performances will include “High Hopes,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” “My Way,” “New York, New York,” and plenty more. Excerpts from musical performances in Hollywood will be included, such as “High Society,” “On The Town,” “Young At Heart,” and a few others. The evening will be filled with solo performances by Frank Sinatra, along with a handful of partner performances with some of his favorites, like Dean Martin, Elvis, Louis Armstrong, and more! This evening is one birthday celebration for Hoboken legend that you won’t want to miss!
All of the performances are exclusive New Jersey Premiere presentations. You won’t be able to find them anywhere else, as they are part of the personal and private collection of the Shelley Archives. There will be a questions and answer section following each presentation with Bill Shelley, as well as a performance by The Alternative Controller Ensemble, consisting of Stevens Institute of Technology students from the Music & Technology Program.
Debaun Auditorium is located on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus, on 5th Street, between Hudson Street and River Terrace. Doors open at 7PM for each performance. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door the night of the show. Stevens students must present ID for $8 tickets. Proceeds will support Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars series for summer 2011. Tickets can be purchased in advanced online or by calling 201-217-4077
So what are you waiting for?! Mark your calendars in sharpie, because this is an opportunity that Hoboken residents definitely don’t want to pass up.