The Friends of the Garden City Public Library will present a free lecture, “Life in the Music Business,” with Garden City resident “Bugs” Bower, music arranger, producer and publisher, on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Large Meeting Room. Come hear fascinating stories about famous TV and recording super stars, accompanied by their songs of the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
"Bugs" Bower’s fast-paced life began at the Julliard School of Music, where he wrote his first music books. During this program he will share excerpts from his new book, Nice Stories about Nice People - highlights from his personal experiences in the music business. “Bugs” Bower, as a record-company president, composer, music arranger/producer/publisher, is the recipient of nine Gold Record Million Seller Awards and two Grammy Awards. He has worked and produced recordings for nearly every major record label and for famous artists including: 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, Kool & The Gang, and many more.
Seating and parking are limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required.