Radio personality “Cousin Brucie” Morrow will be at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St.) Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. to discuss that turbulent time when musical styles shifted radically, kids didn’t trust anyone over thirty, and everything seemed possible.
There was nothing short of a cultural revolution, beginning with the seeds of rebellion sown by black R&B artists in the 50s and escalating through the British invasion, surfer sounds, Motown soul, heavy metal, punk rebellion, and beyond.
Morrow’s newest book, “Rock & Roll… And the Beat Goes On,” teems with archival photography, posters, album covers, record labels, newspaper articles, magazine covers, poems, quotes and more. His greatest artists of the era are also featured, along with their top 250 songs and an amazing array of sidebars and stories about the history and background of rock and the world the way it was.
A veritable legend in broadcast history, Bruce “”COUSIN BRUCIE”” Morrow is the only on-air personality in New York City to have a street named after him. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988 and Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame in 1990.
His autobiography, “Cousin Brucie: My Life in Rock and Roll Radio,” was a bestseller, as was his classic, “Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era.” ”
“Cousin Brucie”” recently signed another long-term contact with Sirius XM Radio so listeners can groove with their favorite DJ three times a week.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register go to the Web site http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call (732) 349-6200.