EUROCK - European Rock and the Second Culture book signing and reading with Archie Patterson
Saturday, January 12th 4:00 PM
In the summer of 1976, Music Millennium was preparing to unleash on the world a company called Intergalactic Trading Company. Musical godfather Don Macleod created Music Millennium in 1969. Seven years later, he was in the process of launching the first European Music catalog, mail-order & distribution company in the US.
Archie Patterson had begun Eurock to promote European experimental music in 1971 on FM radio down in California. In 1973, he created Eurock Magazine to expand his efforts. By 1976, he had published six issues.
At that time, he received a telegram from Don Macleod asking him to come up to Portland, have lunch and talk about possibly joining his new company. Upon arrival, within 10 minutes Don asked him when he could come up and go to work. Two weeks later, his belongings were packed and as they say, “the rest is history.”
The book, Eurock - European Rock & the Second Culture, chronicles his history of work in pioneering media coverage on the Krautrock scene, releasing music by the “banned” Czech group Plastic People of the Universe, and much more. Today he edits a webzine, continues writing and has a radio program once again that airs on KUSF in Exile down in San Francisco.
In the wake of his 65th birthday, Archie will be back at Music Millennium for a book signing and talk, reliving a bit of that history on Saturday, January 12th at 4:00 PM. All those who care to join him for this event and birthday party are welcome…He’ll be happy ya all came down…