Ned Rorem in Olympia (Paris) - 28 September, 1961

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, pages 27-28:

Last night, as a farewell gesture, Nora took me to the Olympia to hear (see) young Johnny Halliday, and for the first time in years I experienced enthusiasm. Ironic, that my first exposure to rock 'n' roll should be filtered through a Frenchman on the eve of a departure for an America whose contemporaneity has evaded me.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 27-28. accessed: 27 September, 2022

location of experience: Olympia (Paris)


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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unspecified songs performed by Johnny Hallyday performed by Johnny Hallyday

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 September, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:41:41 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:21:39 +0000