On Friday, October 15, 2010, Randolph-Macon College will host a presentation by
Grammy-winning producer and musical historian Steve Buckingham. The event will take
place at 11:30 a.m. in Room 212 (the Topping Room) in Old Chapel. This event
is free and open to the public.
Buckingham will depict how Jazz from the 1930s and ’40s, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm
& Blues from the 1950s and Soul Music in the 1960s had a bigger impact on fostering
integration than the courts, especially among white teenagers.
Buckingham is on the faculty at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, he is a founding member of the band Ron Moody
and the Centaurs.
Among the varied artists he has produced are Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Sinéad
O’Connor, Tammy Wynette, The Chieftains, Betty LaVette, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens),
Loretta Lynn, Melissa Manchester, Ricky Scaggs, and Dionne Warwick. Many guest artists
have worked with him on music he has produced, including Norah Jones, Alison Krause,
Don Henley, Rosanne Cash, Chet Atkins, and Bela Fleck.
The lecture is presented in conjunction with the First-Year Experience course "Magnolias,
Militias, and Moonlight: Regional Mythology in Southern History and Literature,"
which is taught by Professors Alphine Jefferson (history) and Bryan Giemza (English).
A reception will follow the presentation.
For more information, contact Debbie O’Dell at (804) 412-1559.