Join us on Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm PT when Laura Flam and Emily Sieu Liebowitz join us to celebrate the release of their book, But Will You Love Me Tomorrow?: An Oral History of the '60s Girl Groups, with Rocky Rivera at 9th Ave!
This event is presented in proud partnership with The Ruby
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About this Event
Join us on Tuesday, September 19 at our 1231 9th Ave store in the Inner Sunset for a celebration of the '60s girl groups. We highly encourage our attendees to dress to theme for this special release of But Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, which will include an author talk and audience Q+A. We'll be playing girl group music and sipping on special beverages.
About But Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
"Loud, long-overdue applause for some of pop music’s most talented singers... This oral history, based on more than 100 interviews, offers a well-selected, lively collection of interviews, and the authors allow the primary players to tell their own stories. Readers will form a fellowship with each of these young women as they rehash their compelling careers... A fast-paced, welcome celebration of groups that have been 'at risk of erasure from the canon of pop music history.'"—Kirkus
Featuring over 300 hours of new interviews with 100+ subjects, an oral history of the girl groups (such as The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas) that redefined the early 1960s.
The girl group sound, made famous and unforgettable by acts like The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas, took over the airwaves by capturing the mixture of innocence and rebellion emblematic of America in the 1960s.
As songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Then He Kissed Me," and "Be My Baby" rose to the top of the charts, girl groups cornered the burgeoning post-war market of teenage rock and roll fans, indelibly shaping the trajectory of pop music in the process. While the songs are essential to the American canon, many of the artists remain all but anonymous to most listeners.
With more than 100 subjects that made the music, from the singers to the songwriters, to their agents, managers, and sound engineers—and even to the present-day celebrities inspired by their lasting influence–But Will You Love Me Tomorrow: An Oral History of 60s Girl Groups tells a national coming-of-age story that gives particular insight into the experiences of the female singers and songwriters who created the movement.
About the Authors
Laura Flam is a lifelong New-Yorker, writer, interior designer and principal of the firm Reunion Goods & Services. She's based in New York City.
Emily Sieu Liebowitz is the author of National Park (2018), longlisted for The Believer Book Award, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Vermont Studio Center, and Wendy’s Subway. Her writing can be found in The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, Poets & Writers, Poetry Magazine, and other publications. Liebowitz splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and her hometown of Hayward, CA.
About Rocky Rivera
Rocky Rivera is a musician, journalist and author from San Francisco. Prior to becoming a recording artist, she graduated from SF State with a degree in journalism, writing for The Source, Mass Appeal and Rolling Stone. She is now celebrating a decade+ as an artist with four albums under her belt, her most recent being Rocky’s Revenge, in collaboration with Women’s Audio Mission. Snakeskin: Essays by Rocky Rivera, chronicles the past ten years of her rap career along with lyrics to all of her songs and was crowdfunded on Patreon during global lockdown in 2020. She is now working on her latest album with Beatrock Music and her 10th and final mixtape with DJ Roza.
About The Ruby
The Ruby is a collective of Bay Area nonbinary, transfeminine, and woman-identified creatives who have a desire to learn, curiosity, and a range of interests—and who continually seek enrichment. It's for those who are passionate about their creative and professional pursuits and want to share them with others, who value community and are interested in new friendships — especially outside of their chosen fields of work. More than just a workspace, The Ruby offers its members opportunities to learn new skills and engage over a communal table of food and drink made by local nonbinary, transfeminine, and woman-identified chefs, restaurateurs, and wine makers.
Featuring over 300 hours of new interviews with 100+ subjects, an oral history of the girl groups (such as The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas) that redefined the early 1960s The girl group sound, made famous and unforgettable by acts like The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas, took over the airwaves by capturing the mixture of i