Joel Selvin: Legendary Rock Critic

On October 1st, legendary rock critic Joel Selvin will join us and discuss the renowned Wally Heider Studios. Wally Heider opened his recording studio in the Tenderloin in 1969 and attracted big local SF bands such as the Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence, Santana, and many others. After Heider left, the recording studio was renamed Hyde Street Studios; Prince, the Pointer Sisters, and Billy Joel have all recorded albums there, and new generations of artists record there today.

About Joel Selvin:
Selvin is a San Francisco-based music critic and author known for his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle which ran from 1972 to 2009. Selvin has written books covering various aspects of pop music—including the No. 1 New York Times best-seller, "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock with Sammy Hagar"—and has interviewed a large number of musical artists. He’s also written "The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution," and most recently "Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues." Selvin has published articles in Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Melody Maker and has written liner notes for dozens of recorded albums. He has appeared in documentaries about the music scene and has occasionally taken the stage himself.

$10 (Museum Admission Included)