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Media Contact:  Shell Amegah 213-744-7496
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March 15, 2002
Jukebox Memories

The year is 1955, and an innocent country swings to Bill Haley & the Comets' Rock Around the Clock.

It's 1964 and the Beatles rule. I Want to Hold Your Hand heads the charts.

The year is 1966, and true to the times, the number one hit is The Ballad of the Green Berets.

By 1969, times have changed, and everyone is singing Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In.

What kinds of memories can music recall? You may be surprised at the new exhibit Jukebox Memories, one of over forty exhibits that comprise MEMORY, on view from March 23, 2002 - June 23, 2002 at the California Science Center. Listen to three number-one hits from every year between 1955 and 1995 and see what you remember. With each song, the exhibit asks you if you can name the recording artist. But there are many more layers of memory here. Unbidden, they seem to wash over you with every note; your first dance, your first love, the delights and disappointments of years gone by.
Memory looks at the biological, psychological and cultural dimensions of memory through demonstrations, art works, images, sounds and even smells and tastes.

Note to Editors: California Science Center is located at 700 State Drive - Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Enter visitor parking at 39th & Figueroa Street; parking is $6 per car. Activities are on all three floors of the Science Center. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to Science Center exhibits is free; IMAX tickets range from $4.25 to $7. For advance ticket purchase or group rates, phone 213.744-2019. For general information, phone 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623) or visit our website at www.casciencectr.org. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible.

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