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

TEXT SIZE

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.

Events Stories

Through July 26: State Fair

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, marking Extension's centennial, will have a strong presence at the Delaware State Fair.

July 26: Food and Brew

The 11th annual Downtown Newark Food and Brew Festival will be held from 2-9 p.m., Saturday, July 26.

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.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Office of Communications & Marketing
302-831-NEWS
ud-ocm@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by the
Office of Communications & Marketing

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: ud-ocm@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/ocm
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
ud-ocm@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices