Spring 2009

When Rock Ruled

Four decades ago, Drew made an improbable appearance on the stage of a cultural revolution. We asked alumni from the peace-and-love generation to reminisce about their favorite rock concerts in the Forest.



Voiceover Artist Brad Abelle C’75

If you own a television, chances are you’ve heard the sonorous voice that promos shows CSI Miami, Dateline NBC and The Wire. It belongs to Brad Abelle (pronounced “able”), voiceover artist extraordinaire.


Minister, Legislator William H. Gray T’66

“Martin Luther King Jr. would come have dinner with us—our families were friends for three generations. I thought of him as a friend, an older brother,” says William Gray. It would turn out to be an auspicious relationship—in 1966, when Gray graduated from Drew’s Theological School, King installed him as senior minister of the Union Baptist Church in Montclair, N.J.


Art Movement

A new art professor creates landscapes that aren’t frozen in their frames.


Rock the House Selected Concerts at Drew University, 1966-1984

1966 Chad and Jeremy (September 24) Judy Collins (September 30) 1967 Eric Burdon & The Animals (March 3) The Lovin’ Spoonful (May 6) Judy Collins (September 30) The Four Tops (November 3) 1968 The Who (March 19) Richie Havens (May 3) The Jefferson Airplane/Earth Opera (October 4) Iron Butterfly (November 16) 1969 Family/Jerry Jeff Walker [...]