Johnny Kay, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets from 1960-72, will perform with his band April 10 as part of a program hosted by UD's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.

April 10: Evolution of rock 'n' roll

Johnny Kay and the JK Rockets to perform musical history


10:37 a.m., April 2, 2014--The University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship has announced a program featuring Johnny Kay, lead guitarist and vocalist for Bill Haley and the Comets from 1960-72 and a part of rock ’n’ roll history, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the song Rock Around the Clock.

In “Evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Kay and his band JK Rockets, founded in 2009, pay tribute to rock history with stories and performances of new and original songs that influenced the icon’s 50-year career, and tell stories of what early rock ’n’ roll was all about – including its roots in the Delaware Valley.

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Dec. 1: 'Alice' manuscript

A talk by August A. Imholtz Jr. marking the 150th anniversary of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Dec. 2: UD Night at Winterthur

University of Delaware students, faculty and staff are invited to join in the winter festivities at UD Night at Yuletide at Winterthur from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The JK Rockets will perform on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Room 125 Clayton Hall on UD’s Laird Campus. Tickets, available at the door, are free for students and $10 for non-students.

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