2011 Conference

CONFERENCE THEME: Time Keeps on Slipping: Popular Music Histories

IASPM-US held its annual conference March 9-13, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a joint meeting with the Society for American Music, hosted by the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.



Left to right: Philip Paul, studio drummer for King Records between 1952 and 1964, heard on over 350 records including Hank Ballard’s “The Twist,” Little Willie John’s “Fever,”  and Freddie King’s “Hide Away”; Elliott V. Ruther, president, Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation; Bootsy Collins, funk legend, recorded at King Records as a studio musician and bassist for the J.B.’s; Lauren Onkey, vice president of education and public programs, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; Brian Powers, reference librarian, Cincinnati Public Library, and author of The King Records Scrapbook.