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Registration > Courses: Fall Session Two 2017

Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock in the Late 1960s  

Richie Unterberger After folk and rock music merged in the mid-1960s to create folk-rock, many of the artists who fused these styles also pioneered psychedelic rock, country-rock, and the singer-songwriter movement over the next few years. Using rare video and audio clips, this course covers folk-rock's effect on psychedelia through groups like Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead; singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen; the continuing innovations of folk-rock originators like Donovan, Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel; and supergroups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Week by Week breakdown coming soon... Richie Unterberger is the author of a dozen rock history books, including volumes on the Beatles, the Who, the Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac, and a two-part history of 1960s folk-rock, Turn! Turn! Turn!/Eight Miles High. He teaches rock history courses at the Fromm Institute, OLLI at Dominican University, and the College of Marin.


Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock in the Late 1960s

Item # 17FA2L

Meeting Schedule

Th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10/26/2017 - 12/7/2017 (6 Meeting Days)

Holidays have already been factored into the dates for this session. Holidays have already been factored into the dates for this session. No classes will meet for the week of Thanksgiving. Make up week is Dec 14.


Richie Unterberger


Downtown Campus
Room 677

Note: Class in session.

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