Rock 'n' Roll and Hollywood

When rock was young, Hollywood studios embraced the music and its makers. The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and LearningQUEST revisit those days on Monday nights in September with “Hollywood Rock ’n’ Roll: Popular Music and the Movies, 1954-1973.”

This film and lecture series examines how rock ’n’ roll music and musicians were used in the movies of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Each program screens a feature film, accompanied by a variety of clips from television shows and movies of the time. The series begins in the mid-’50s with the birth of rock ’n’ roll and ends in the early ’70s with rock ‘n’ roll music entrenched in soundtracks.

The series will be presented at 6 p.m. in the second-floor Events Room at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St.:

Sept. 8 – “The Beginnings of Rock ’n’ Roll on Film”

Sept. 15 – “Elvis and the Movies”

Sept. 22 – “The British Invasion Changes Everything”

Sept. 29 – “Rock ’n’ Roll Triumphant”

Series presenters are Jim Cavender and David Lilly. Cavender is a local musician, performer, and teacher with a wide knowledge of rock ’n’ roll history. Lilly is a reference librarian who has taught several LearningQUEST classes and hosted many library film series. Call 256-532-5975 for more information.