February 3, 2008

British Invasion * MuMu * 2008

Posted in bucky, Info Island, MuMu, projects, SecondLife tagged , at 4:52 pm by buckybarkley

British Invasion Banner

In February 17th, 2008, the British invade the Museum of Music on Infotainment.

My Co-Curator Abbey Zenith and I are hard at work immersing ourselves in the music of the 1960’s. The British Artists are:

  • Animals
  • Beatles
  • Dave Clark Five
  • Hermans Hermits
  • Kinks
  • Rolling Stones
  • Who
  • Yardbirds

This is the second MuMu exhibit. It will feature a very immersive 1960’s American household. We have extensive info on all 8 groups, lots of direct links to the music on Amazon, and some surprises in store.

A guiding bit about the MuMu is that we do focused shows on a given genre. We pick a time and a place. Something like “music of the 60’s” would be ridiculous. In narrowing down the British Invasion, some things get snipped out. We’re conscious / guilty of leaving out Petula, Cillia, Dusty, and Lulu. I also skipped Peter & Gordon. Limiting the show to the 8 groups gave it a focus we could tackle!

… And believe me, we will do a show that focuses on great women singers!

Another criteria of mine in selecting the bands was how they influenced things going forward. That was the thing that tipped my selection of The Yardbirds. Not only did they give some great mid-60’s hits, but they gave us Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. That’s quite a spawning ground.

I’m looking forward to getting to opening night!

Bucky

Quick Notes: the banner pic is an early mockup, and I expect it will change a bit before the exhibit.  Our executive producer is Lorelei Junot, and we’d like to thank the FFRC for a grant which has been of great help in getting this show together.

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