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I Think I Love You: Teen Idols Through the Years
January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Lecture offered through Zoom
For generations, teenagers have been blasting their favorite songs and plastering their rooms with posters of favorite music stars. The faces and the sounds have changed since the 1940s, but the high-pitched screams and enthusiastic fandom remain the same. Jackie Clary will take us through the history of teen idols from Frank Sinatra and Connie Francis to the Beatles and David Cassidy. The presentation will include video clips of some favorite stars.
Jackie Clary is an archival researcher who specializes in pop music and television. She has worked at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, MTV and the television archive Reelin’ In The Years Productions. She has found archival material for TV shows and documentary films, including a recent special on John Lennon. She presented at the Museum of Popular Culture’s 2020 Pop Conference and still has a poster of Wham!, her all-time favorite teen idols, on her wall.