Shelley Archives Presents
Rare Clips (1972-1990s)
Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley
Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11
To purchase tickets call the box office at 203.967.3660x2
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Hailed as one of the classic hard rock bands, Aerosmith was one of those rare groups whose first album clicked with the public. This program will celebrate their music with such songs as “Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Love in an Elevator,” “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” “Back in the Saddle,” and many more. There will be clips of live concerts, television performances, and rehearsal footage. The group has survived more than four decades in the business, with a few member changes along the way, but Steven Tyler is still the singer-songwriter, front man. Originally from New Hampshire, Tyler linked with Joe Perry as a writing partner, in much the same tradition as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. They combined with Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford, with others coming in for periods of time. Their style mixed blues, hard rock, pop, heavy metal and R & B to create their own distinct sound. Their lyrics often challenged the status quo, touching upon political and social themes or depicting raw, sexual energy.
In English | 110 minutes
ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then later directed music videos for Public Enemy (PE). Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies. Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.- See more at: http://www.avontheatre.org/special_events.html#feb19