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Senior University: Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight: A History of Gary’s Vee-Jay Records and Founder Vivian Carter Established in 1953 by Vivian Carter and James Bracken, Gary’s Vee-Jay Records became a pioneer record label for African-American recording artists. Signing such rhythm and blues legends as John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Jerry Butler, and Doo-Wop groups such as the Spaniels (who recorded the classic, “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight”), Vee-Jay paved the way for the success of the later label, Motown. In addition, the Beatles’ first records released in the United States were on the Vee-Jay label. Professor Emeritus of History James Lane will present the history of Vee-Jay and its rapid rise and fall during the 1950s and 1960s. 10 a.m. - noon, Friday, Aug. 16 Registration is required. To register, contact the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at 219-980-6907 or curesu@iun.edu. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Friday August 16, 2019 10:00 AM
Friday August 16, 2019 12:00 PM
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