Course Description

The 10-year period from 1964 to 1973 was a time during which many things changed. In popular music, we experienced a surge of creativity and artistry that was unprecedented before and unequaled since. Join us as we explore the music of those glory days together and discover something new in music that’s familiar and some things you may have missed. You’re likely to find that much of this music is timeless and still sounds fresh today. We’ll recall the major bands of the British Invasion from both the first wave and later years. We’ll delve into the musical chemistry that took root and flowered in Greenwich Village, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, and Memphis. We’ll also explore how blues, jazz, R&B, and classical forms all found a place in the musical tapestry of rock. And we’ll listen to audio and view video samples from every part of that spectrum. • Lecture + Q&A.

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Section Title
The Golden Age of Rock Music: May I Introduce to You the Act You’ve Known for All These Years
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 3:30PM
Feb 17, 2021 to Apr 14, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
Required supplies/fee: Although optional, the instructor recommends that students subscribe to Spotify Premium at $9.99 per month (first 14 days free) to have full access to music playlists he will publish each week. There is also a free Spotify version with some limitations. Full details are at www.spotify.com.