Purple People Eater
Silly Songs of the '50s
Wed, Aug 11, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Lee B. Daniel MD
2004 Afternoon Concerts Sponsor
The '50s was a period of profound seriousness -- the Cold War was underway and folks were building bomb shelters in their basements, Senator Joseph McCarthy was brandishing his infamous list "of 205 ... card-carrying members" of the Communist Party, and nine black children were denied access to school in Little Rock. But the period was also markedly innocent and hopeful as Americans put WWII behind them and proceeded to take full advantage of post-war prosperity, new forms of entertainment, and the leisure that modern technology and a flush economy afforded many. As we're trying to show throughout this year's festival, the music and cultural life of the age reflected both extremes. This afternoon's concert is dedicated to the lighter aspects of the musical scene (which got especially goofy towards the end of the decade!). So kick back and enjoy a little of the silly side of the '50s: "How Much Was That Doggy In The Window" (1953), "Wake Up Little Susie" (1957), "Purple People Eater" (1958), "Splish Splash" (1958), "Yackety Yak" (1958), "Get A Job" (1958), "Lollipop" (1958), "Tequila" (1958), "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Poka Dot Bikini" (1960), "Monster Mash" (1962), and more!
Event Personnel
Dick Hyman, piano
Terry Burrell, vocals
Ian Whitcomb, vocals
Al Caiola, guitars
Frank Capp, drums
Doug Miller, bass
Matt Shevitz, saxophones
Alan Tarpinian, percussion
Ticket/Venue Info
Purple People Eater Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
15%  20%  25%  Stud. 
AA28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
A24.00  20.50  19.25  18.00  12.00 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O16.00  13.75  13.00  12.00  8.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

Become a member
Purchase tickets at:
The Shedd Ticket Office
The Fabulous Fifties Musical Overview
The Fabulous Fifties Schedule
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts (The Shedd)
E. Broadway & High Street, Eugene | PO Box 1497, Eugene OR 97440-1497 | Phone 541.687.6526 | Tickets: 541.434.7000 | Email: info@theshedd.net
Copyright © 1991-2017 The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. All rights reserved.
Shedd Institute Reviews Google+