Backstage Pass with Ben Fong-Torres

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Ben Fong-Torres joined Rolling Stone magazine as an editor and writer almost exactly 50 years ago.  For the opening of the Backstage Pass exhibit he will try to remember those early times and encounters with some of the artists in the exhibition: The Grateful Dead, Ike and Tina Turner, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Grace Slick and George Harrison and others.  Ben also worked with Bob Dylan, Santana, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Martin, Robin Williams and many others.  He's got stories!

Related exhibit: Backstage Pass, August 31 - October 20, 2019, Main Library, Jewett Gallery.

Image from Ben Fong-Torres website.

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