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The Beatles: An Enduring Phenomenon   

HYBRID: In the classroom and online. A Zoom link will be sent to all one day before class.

Come join Ray Stocking as he takes you on a journey on the 60th anniversary, to the day, that The Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show!

Ray Stocking takes us back in time to a place we call The Sixties. Our memories will focus on the Beatles and how their arrival in the United States in 1964 rescued a nation still in mourning over the assassination of John F. Kennedy. We will see and hear how the Beatles influenced an entire generation more than any other group or individual during that unique decade. The Beatles challenged both themselves, and the recording industry, by changing the way popular music would be recorded and performed. We will learn how the Beatles influenced music and musicians during the 1960s and how, more than 50 years after their rise to stardom, they continue to influence generations of all ages all over the world. Ray Stocking has studied, recorded, and performed the music and lyrics of The Beatles for more than 37 years. Ray is also a self-taught Beatles historian, and enjoys sharing his abundance of “Beatles details” with anyone who wants to listen. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees in business management.



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