history of rock and roll

History of American Music: Rock ’n’ Roll (Open to the Public)


Alternate Tuesdays • 1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • Zoom

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September 8, 22 • October 6, 20 • November 3, 17

This class will consist of lectures, film clips and audio recordings of the development and various genres that came out of the Rock ’n’ Roll Era between the 1940s and 1960s. These genres included, but are not limited to: Blues, Rockabilly, Early Rock ’n’ Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Motown, British Invasion, Folk Rock and the California Sound. Discussion will include the politics behind the evolution of the music and its effects on the nation. In addition, biographical films will be used to explore the lives and the importance of some of the greatest personalities of the Rock ’n’ Roll Era along with exploring the radio DJs, studio bands and record companies of that time period and the role they played in the development of this period of music.

Instructor: Ellie Monroe     Coordinator: Jim Medici