A local author, historian and former OC Weekly editor/columnist discusses a subject that is very much associated with your favorite Orange County-based alt.-rag that debuted in 1995: the 1964-1966 “British Invasion.”
Actually, there is an OC twist to Jim Washburn's presentation. He'll yakkity-yak about the U.K.-born phenomenon's “effect on the culture/psyche/zeitgeist/hemlines of 1960s Orange County.”
No one would have a better grasp on the subject than our former “Lost in O.C.” columnist.
“Some have called me the dean of OC rock journalists,” he writes in a Facebook announcement. “I hope to prove that I'm the Jerry.”
Local journalism's disorderly orderly begins his lecture at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton. Admission is $4 (or less for students and the disadvantaged) but that includes access to the museum's current British Invasion exhibit and ongoing Fender Guitar Co. display. Call (714) 738-6545 for more information.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.