The first Earth Day was held in April 1970, when the environmental movement was rising in all parts of society. Author and music historian Richie Unterberger honors the occasion by showing and discussing performances of songs promoting environmental justice by greats prior toand after Earth Day was established. The program will feature sustainable-friendly tunes by Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Cash, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Toots & the Maytals, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, the Kinks, Talking Heads, and others.
Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including volumes on the Beatles, the Who, the Velvet Underground, Bob Marley, and 1960s folk-rock, which played a large part in the 1969 Woodstock Festival. He teaches courses on rock history at several Bay Area colleges, including the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State. His next book, to be published by Taschen, is San Francisco: Portrait of a City.
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