After his very popular presentation at the first Melbourne Shir Madness in 2015, Gary ‘Yid Rock’ Holzman is back with the second instalment of his entertaining multi-media presentation highlighting the hidden Jewish songwriters behind many of the most popular pop and rock songs of the 20th century. Songs such as ‘Sorry Suzanne’, Build Me Up, Buttercup’, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’, ‘Hi Ho, Silver Lining’, ‘Sunshine of Your Love’, ‘I’ll Stand By You’, ‘Time After Time’, ‘Like A Virgin’, ‘Eternal Flame’, ‘True Colours’, ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, ‘Don’t Turn Around’, ‘Falling in To You’ and ‘I Touch Myself’ are all written or co-written by Jews … who knew! Join Yid Rock on a rockin’ & rollin’ voyage of discovery to uncover the Jewish songwriters behind these and so many other unforgettable hits. The presentation features rare video clips and interviews plus a host of great tracks that will have you dancing in the street. PRESENTER PROFILE GARY HOLZMANShir Madness founder and Sydney festival director Gary Holzman has spent a lifetime researching the largely untold story of Jews in the world of pop and rock music. He has parlayed this knowledge into a 10 week course entitled ‘The Jewish School of Rock’ which he has presented to enthusiastic music lovers on a regular basis. He has also delivered numerous talks on the subject to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences around Australia.