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Keeping History Alive Banquet 2014 Talks About Rock & Roll

Keynote speaker Terry Stewart of El Dorado Festivals and Events gave a very detailed and interesting presentation at the 2014 Keeping History Alive Banquet on Oct. 23rd.  Stewart discussed the evolution of popular music and how Rock & Roll became a part of American history when it exploded onto the scene after the song Rock Around the Clock was used in the soundtrack for the film Blackboard Jungle.  Our thanks to Diane and Edwin Alderson, Terry Stewart, and Joffre Long.  Mr. Long displayed a very impressive collection of forty-five's and albums from Sun Records.  Join us next year for Keeping History Alive.  Picture(s) of this program are courtesy of the El Dorado News-Times.