Media Releases 2017
Rock and Roll history celebrations hit the Coast
11 Sep 2017
Central Coast Council is supporting History Week, with Tuggerah library hosting a Rock and Roll display this week with photographs of 60s and 70s performers courtesy of late Gosford photographer, Les Allen.
Rare photographs of legends such as the Bee Gees, Dinah Lee, Johnny O’Keefe, Little Pattie, Sandy Scott and many more performing at the Central Coast Leagues Club during the 60s and 70s are currently on display at Tuggerah library, and will shortly be on view at Gosford branch library.
Group Leader Connected Communities, Ms Julie Vaughan, said Libraries play an important role in the community in education and keeping history alive and that is worth celebrating.
“Council libraries have lovingly preserved these fantastic images and are now making them available for the enjoyment of the community. Les Allen’s collection of photographs is a unique and unparalleled record of club entertainment. It is quite a legacy,” Ms Vaughan said.
“Such is the interest in the community, talks by our Local History Librarian, Geoffrey Potter, have been booked out but there is still time to view this fantastic collection.”
The display can be viewed during regular library opening hours at Tuggerah Library, located at Westfield Tuggerah until Friday 15 September 2017. From Wednesday 20 September to Friday 13 October the display will move to Gosford branch library.