The Science of Rock’n’Roll at the Ontario Science Centre

Things open to the public on June 11 and continue until October 26.  The Toronto Star offers this feature:

Alan Cross had just three months to consider the winding history of rock ’n’ roll over the decades, pinpointing the exact moments of transformation.

The broadcaster best known for his now-defunct Ongoing History of New Musicprogram was asked to help curate “The Science of Rock ’n’ Roll” exhibition, opening June 11 at the Ontario Science Centre.

He’s one of the few people who could pull it off, having hosted 691 episodes of the long-form radio show since 1993 before it went off the air in 2011.

Cross now produces the Secret History of Rock, which airs across Canada, and he’s affiliated with local radio station Indie 88.

The self-proclaimed music nerd reached back into that institutional memory, as well as his own music and research library, to curate a sprawling new exhibit. It has traveled through Kansas City, Detroit and Oklahoma City as “beta tests” for the Toronto opening.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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