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History Revealed: When the Stones Came to Town
February 13 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Fred Case, with Eric Dregni, When the Stones Came to Town: Rock ‘n’ Roll Photos from the 1970s
History Revealed Series
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Waldmann’s Brewery & Restaurant
Reservations requested: Reservation Form. Free and open to all.
Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.
Stunning images of some of the greatest musicians from rock ’n’ roll history, including both onstage action and behind-the-scenes candids.
Photographer Fred Case was on the scene in the Twin Cities during the 1970s whenever the top rock and blues musicians came through town. With his camera in hand, Case photographed such legends as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Richie Havens, the Who, Steppenwolf, the Grateful Dead, Small Faces, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Captain Beefheart, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, and the Rolling Stones. His images capture the stars in action onstage at storied Minneapolis venues ranging from the Guthrie to the Depot (First Avenue), the Labor Temple to Jay’s Longhorn, the Minneapolis Auditorium to Parade Stadium. The photographer also hung out with many of the musicians and took behind-the-scenes snapshots of backstage antics. Case’s own wild adventures chasing his music heroes, beginning in his teenage years, led to many fascinating—and some questionable—experiences.
In When the Stones Came to Town, Case recollects witnessing, photographing, and occasionally getting to know these music icons and gives readers an up-close-and-personal look at the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. These photos, many of them never seen before in print, highlight the vibrant music scene of the Twin Cities during this pivotal era.
Fred Case is a longtime photographer who has shot hundreds of musicians, traveled the world, and rubbed elbows with the great and near-great. He lives in Minneapolis.
Eric Dregni is the author of more than fifteen books, including Weird Minnesota, Let’s Go Fishing, and The Life: Vespa
It’s RCHS Day at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery!
On the second Thursday of each month, 10% of all sales to RCHS members and their guests will be donated to the Ramsey County Historical Society!
RCHS members and supporters are encouraged to come and enjoy a lunch/dinner/drink at Waldmann throughout the day, or time your dinner so that you can stay for the presentation immediately after. So come on in and raise a toast to history and support RCHS!
Mention that you are a member, supporter or friend of RCHS to your server, and they will make sure that your tab is counted toward Waldmann’s support.