On Tuesday, October 27 at 1 p.m., Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series will host Professor Tim Dodge for a lecture entitled “Hardrock Gunter: Country’s Missing Link to Rock ‘n’ Roll.” This lecture will be presented remotely and everyone is welcome to attend by joining via Zoom at https://auburn.zoom.us/j/84724615145
Before Elvis Presley, before Little Richard, and before Bill Haley and the Comets, Alabama’s own Hardrock Gunter had a hit record in the emerging style of popular music that soon became known as Rock ‘n’ Roll starting with his “Birmingham Bounce” in 1950. For the next dozen years Gunter continued to record Country-flavored Rock ‘n’ Roll and kept up with the rapid evolution of the music. Dr. Tim Dodge, History and Political Science Librarian, will explore Gunter’s musical contributions and seek to reclaim recognition of Hardrock Gunter as a pioneer in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll music.
For those not able to attend live, the program will be recorded and available to view approximately one week after the live date at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/discoverauburn/