COURSES

 
The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

Rutgers University

Classes held at 3 Rutgers Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ

Every Tuesday, March 3 to May 5, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This ten-week course is about the history of the phenomenal career of the Beatles − starting from their early developmental years as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg into the excitement of Beatlemania and the touring years, through their ground-breaking singles and albums, to the formation of Apple, and finally to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Coming full circle we’ll explore the highlights of their individual post Beatles solo work.

The Sixties: The American Pop Era

Rutgers University

Classes held at 3 Rutgers Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ

Every Wednesday, March 4 to May 13, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

No class on April 8th

This ten-week course explores the rise of many innovative artists that created new sounds that captivated a generation, and whose influence endures five decades later.  From the remarkable Brill Building songwriters (Burt Bacharach, Carol King …) to the art of Bob Dylan, from Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, to the California magic of Brian Wilson (Beach Boys).  Our journey will examine folk rock, R&B, pop/soul and the infamous rock festivals that defined an era.

The Sixties: The British Invasion

Rutgers University

Classes held at 3 Rutgers Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ

Every Wednesday, March 4 to May 13, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

No class on April 8th

This ten-week course will focus on the phenomenon rise of the British pop groups and singers that were led by The Beatles who invaded our shores in the 60’s.  From pop bands: Dave Clark 5 and Herman’s Hermits to the innovative psychedelic and progressive groups: The Who, Cream, and Pink Floyd to the unique harmonies of The Bee Gees and The Hollies to the blues inspired Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann and The Animals to the soul/pop of Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones.   We will also explore these artists and others as well as highlights from landmark albums that clearly defined this British pop renaissance era whose influence still endures five decades later. 

The Sixties: The American Pop Era

Rutgers University

Classes held at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, NJ

Every Thursday, March 5 to May 7, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This ten-week course explores the rise of many innovative artists that created new sounds that captivated a generation, and whose influence endures five decades later.  From the remarkable Brill Building songwriters (Burt Bacharach, Carol King …) to the art of Bob Dylan, from Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, to the California magic of Brian Wilson (Beach Boys).  Our journey will examine folk rock, R&B, pop/soul and the infamous rock festivals that defined an era.

The Sixties: The British Invasion

Rutgers University

Classes held at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, NJ

Every Thursday, March 5 to May 7, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

This ten-week course will focus on the phenomenon rise of the British pop groups and singers that were led by The Beatles who invaded our shores in the 60’s.  From pop bands: Dave Clark 5 and Herman’s Hermits to the innovative psychedelic and progressive groups: The Who, Cream, and Pink Floyd to the unique harmonies of The Bee Gees and The Hollies to the blues inspired Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann and The Animals to the soul/pop of Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones.   We will also explore these artists and others as well as highlights from landmark albums that clearly defined this British pop renaissance era whose influence still endures five decades later. 

The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

Union County College

Classes held in Cranford, NJ

Mondays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dates: March 23, March 30, April 6, April 20, April 27

This five-week course is part two of the course and tells the history of the phenomenal career of the Beatles − starting from their early developmental years as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg into the excitement of Beatlemania and the touring years, through their ground-breaking singles and albums, to the formation of Apple, and finally to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Coming full circle we’ll explore the highlights of their individual post Beatles solo work.

The Sixties: The British Invasion

Princeton Adult School

Classes held at 150 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ

Every Tuesday, March 3 to March 31, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This five-week course will focus on the phenomenon rise of the British pop groups and singers that were led by The Beatles who invaded our shores in the 60’s.  From pop bands: Dave Clark 5 and Herman’s Hermits to the innovative psychedelic and progressive groups: The Who, Cream, and Pink Floyd to the unique harmonies of The Bee Gees and The Hollies to the blues inspired Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann and The Animals to the soul/pop of Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones.   We will also explore these artists and others as well as highlights from landmark albums that clearly defined this British pop renaissance era whose influence still endures five decades later. 

The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

Madison Adult School

Classes held at the Madison Public Library

Every Tuesday, April 28 to May 26, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This five-week course is part two of the course and tells the history of the phenomenal career of the Beatles − starting from their early developmental years as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg into the excitement of Beatlemania and the touring years, through their ground-breaking singles and albums, to the formation of Apple, and finally to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Coming full circle we’ll explore the highlights of their individual post Beatles solo work.

The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

Utah State University

Summer Citizens Program

Dates: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Please visit their website to register for this class.

This eight session course tells the history of the phenomenal career of the Beatles − starting from their early developmental years as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg into the excitement of Beatlemania and the touring years, through their ground-breaking singles and albums, to the formation of Apple, and finally to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Coming full circle we’ll explore the highlights of their individual post Beatles solo work.

The Sixties: The British Invasion

Utah State University

Summer Citizens Program

Dates: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Please visit their website to register for this class.

This eight session course will focus on the phenomenon rise of the British pop groups and singers that were led by The Beatles who invaded our shores in the 60’s.  From pop bands: Dave Clark 5 and Herman’s Hermits to the innovative psychedelic and progressive groups: The Who, Cream, and Pink Floyd to the unique harmonies of The Bee Gees and The Hollies to the blues inspired Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann and The Animals to the soul/pop of Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones.   We will also explore these artists and others as well as highlights from landmark albums that clearly defined this British pop renaissance era whose influence still endures five decades later. 

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