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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.

 

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University
    835 Market Street, Sixth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Phone: (415) 817-4243 Website: olli.sfsu.edu