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Past Event

Adult Education Series

Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll, Part III

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Jan. 12, Jan. 19 & Jan. 26 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Kit O’Toole explores the question – just what is rock?
The Beatles remain one of rock’s greatest bands, but their roots go beyond Elvis Presley or Buddy Holly. They stretch even further, spanning cultures and genres. This course examines lesser-known inspirations for some of their most well-known songs as well as rock and roll itself. British Music Hall, Blue Beat (predecessor to ska and reggae), swamp pop, the avant garde, and more will be explored In addition to multimedia presentations, class discussion and activities will enable attendees to identify elements of these genres in the Beatles’ music.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.