Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free lecture, “Life in the Music Business,” with Garden City resident “Bugs” Bower. The legendary music arranger/producer/publisher will be appearing on Thursday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library at 60 Seventh St. to share excerpts from his new book, Nice Stories about Nice People—highlights from his personal experiences in the music business.
Bower will be telling fascinating stories about famous TV & recording superstars, accompanied by their songs of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. His fast-paced life began at Julliard School of Music where he wrote his first music books. Among the artists he has worked with are Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Steve Allen, Joe Pesci, Cab Calloway, Liza Minelli, Sammy Kaye, Percy Faith, Bobby Rydell, the Jimmy Dorsey and Charley Barnet Bands, and Kool & The Gang.
Seating and parking are limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org.