The Rock and Roll Emporium Hosts a John Lennon 30th Anniversary Memorial Celebration

Huntington Beach, CA, December 02, 2010 --( The Rock and Roll Emporium is celebrating the life of John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death with a memorial event featuring local author John M. Borack signing copies of his book, John Lennon: Life Is What Happens, and rare, limited edition photos from the collection of Lin Holland. The celebration starts at 6pm, Wednesday December 8, 2010 at The Rock and Roll Emporium 205 Main Street in Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

“With December 8 being the 30th anniversary of Lennon’s assassination, we wanted to host a memorial event that celebrates his music, life and legacy,” said Andrew Kirby managing partner of The Rock and Roll Emporium. The very special event will feature a candle memorial and musical tribute in addition to the book signing and photograph exhibit.

John Lennon: Life Is What Happens is a biography that features rare images of Lennon from throughout his career, juxtaposed with photos of the myriad pop-culture memorabilia that was created from the height of Beatlemania to Lennon’s untimely death in 1980. The book also contains dozens of quotes by and about Lennon, and features personal reminiscences from fans and celebrities recalling Lennon's impact on their lives.

The photograph exhibit will feature the never before published photographs of John Lennon and The Beatles from the Collection of Lin Holland taken at a press conference held at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, CA on Sunday August 28, 1966. The Beatles were in Los Angeles accepting their Gold RIAA awards for one million advanced sales of their latest album, Revolver and would perform their next-to-last live concert that night at Dodger Stadium.

The Rock and Roll Emporium is a leading resource for Rock and Roll Memorabilia, Guitars and Gifts and is a major attraction for downtown Huntington Beach, CA — Surf City, USA. The store has collected vintage guitars, authentic autographed guitars; drum heads, photos, collectibles and rock 'n' roll-inspired apparel and accessories from many of the best-known and respected artists in the world.

For more information on the event, call 714-960-4040.

The Rock and Roll Emporium
Kate Kirby