History of 1960s Rock ‘n Roll

Course Leader(s)
Day of Week: Tuesday
Course Length: 9 weeks
Starting: 09/26/2023
Ending: 11/28/2023
Period of Day: Period 3 In-Person
Time: 2:00-3:30 (Nonstandard time)
Course Fee: $90

Course Description:

The course will provide a history of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1960s beginning in the early years, which sounded like a continuation of the 1950s in terms of style. The course will then explore how rock music changed and developed. Music from the British invasion as well as folk, soul, surfing, psychedelic, progressive, and bubblegum music will be examined. The course will also make a brief foray into the early 1970s as many of the best artists from the 1960s produced their best music during this period. Cultural and historical links will be included.  A historical timeline will be presented with music played as illustrations. Time will be set aside for discussion.  No preparation for class is needed.

Please note that this is a nine-week course starting on September 26, continuing through the break week, and ending on November 28.

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Course Leader Bio(s)

Bob Tremblay

I studied music at college where I graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with honors in music. I also had my own rock music radio show at college. In addition, I am an avid collector of rock music, owning more than 1,000 albums and CDs. I have taught two previous courses at LLAIC: film and music appreciation.