Join author and music promoter Alec Wightman to learn more about his recent memoir, Music in My Life: Notes From a Longtime Fan. He will be joined in conversation by Charlie Jackson, co-owner of Natalie’s Worthington Coal-Fired Pizza and Natalie’s Grandview Music Hall & Kitchen, and a passionate music aficionado himself.
Held at Bexley Public Library, in-person space is limited, masks are required, and registration to this free event is requested. Online registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Copies of Music in My Life will be available at the event through Gramercy Books.
Rock & roll first spoke to Wightman as a ten-year-old boy when he heard Dion sing “The Wanderer” on his transistor radio. Over the next sixty years, Wightman would listen to countless records, chase live shows from coast to coast, promote singer-songwriter acts through his own concert promotion company, and work with leaders in the industry as a member and chair of the board of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—all while maintaining his day job as a successful corporate lawyer.
In his book, Music in My Life: Notes from a Longtime Fan, Wightman chronicles his musical evolution from the great rock & roll of the 1960s to numerous Neil Young concerts in the ‘70s and on to decades of discovering singer-songwriter favorites like John Stewart, Jesse Winchester, Tom Russell, Rosie Flores, and Dave Alvin. His engagement with the Rock Hall is the cherry on top, giving him a unique perspective into the world of rock & roll—the music of our lives.