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The History of Rock 'n' Roll (5 Class Series)   NEW!

Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and others add a bit of youthful rebellion to American blues, jazz, country, and folk music to create an international cultural phenomenon. A few years later, UK bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits and others repackage that music and sell it back to Americans. Hendrix gets psychedelic, Black Sabbath gets heavy, King Crimson gets progressive, Pink Floyd plays stadiums, New York and London get punky, Van Halen shreds, Jon Bon Jovi uses a lot of hairspray, Poison gets ridiculous, rock ‘n’ roll explodes into a million pieces and goes as far as possible in every direction like the terribly beautiful supernova it is. Grunge becomes a fitting tribute. Led by Dace's Rock 'n' More Music Academy Founder Dace Anderson, this series will trace the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll from Robert Johnson to The Carter family to find out where it came from then follow it through it’s heyday from Bill Haley to Pearl Jam to discuss what it’s become and where it’s going. We’ll discuss musical forms and terms, see the instruments, listen to the music, and talk about personal experiences creating a unique take on a very popular subject. Each class is set to be a one-off lecture/discussion or part of the series. Choose your own adventure. No musical experience is required. Series includes:
  • The Roots of Rock: 1860's - 1955
  • The Early Years of Rock 'n' Roll: 1955 - 1963
  • The Beatles' Years: 1963 - 1970
  • Rock 'n' Roll: 70's and 80's
  • Rock 'n' Roll: The 90's and Beyond


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