A conversation with Alec Wightman, interviewed by Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with book signing to follow.Tickets are free, registration is required. Doors open at 6:30p, and books will be available for purchase then. Please keep in mind that since this event starts after our Museum is closed, no other exhibits will be open.
In MUSIC IN MY LIFE: Notes From a Longtime Fan, Wightman chronicles his musical evolution from the great rock & roll of the 1960s to numerous Neil Young concerts in the ’70s and on to decades discovering singer-songwriter favorites like John Stewart, Jesse Winchester, Tom Russell, Rosie Flores, and Dave Alvin. The constant throughout Wightman’s life, as one reviewer puts it, has been his “ear for great songs and his admiration for those who craft them.” In MUSIC IN MY LIFE, this admiration is genuine and palpable, regardless of whether the talent springs from the lesser-known (Chuck Prophet, John Fullbright) or the renowned (Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb). With his tireless advocacy for live music, Wightman has forged special connections with scores of musicians over his lifetime, using his passion to bring artists and fans together. And his engagement with the Rock Hall is the cherry on top, giving him a unique perspective into the world of rock & roll—the music of our lives.
Alec Wightman is a corporate lawyer with a passion for music that has burned brightly throughout his life and propelled him through three decades of promoting concerts and a deep involvement with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where he served as board chair. Alec lives with his wife, Kathy, in the German Village area of Columbus, Ohio, and is the proud father of two grown daughters, Nora and Emily. This is his first book.
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