Author Series Harvey Kubernik Rock Journalist at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Author Series with Harvey Kubernik

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:30pm


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH


7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)


Free with Reservation 


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives welcomes Harvey Kubernik as the next speaker in its Author Series.  Harvey Kubernik will discuss his book 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love.  Members of the audience will be able to engage with the author in a Q&A session, as well as purchase copies of the book for signing.


During late spring 1967, tens of thousands of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th anniversary of that revolutionary event, acclaimed journalist and pop culture historian Harvey Kubernik takes us on an insider’s look at the happenings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond—in the months leading up to, during, and after that seminal summer—through the lens of rock music. This lush volume features a trove of little-known and previously unpublished interviews with scene makers and musicians of the time and the people who knew them; psychedelic festival posters, concert flyers, and other 1960s ephemera; and stunning images from acclaimed photographers of the era.

"1967 gives month-by-month accounts of the scenes in London, San Francisco, New York, and even Australia, where the Bee Gees were scoring their first hits. The result breathes new life into a wide-open cultural moment.”—Rolling Stone


Los Angeles native Harvey Kubernik has been an active music journalist for over 44 years and the author of 10 books, including Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows and Neil Young: Heart of Gold.  Harvey penned the liner notes to the CD re-releases of Carole King’s Tapestry, Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish, the Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special and The Ramones’ End of the Century. Kubernik serves as contributing editor of Record Collector News magazine. His monthly cover story articles can also be viewed online at A graduate of Fairfax High School and West Los Angeles College, he holds a B.A. Special Major Degree (Health, Sociology, Literature) from San Diego State University.  Other music-themed books from Harvey Kubernik for late 2017 and 2018 are currently in development.