COURSES

The Seventies: Under the Influence of the Sixties

Rutgers University

Classes held virtually

Every Monday, September 13 to November 15, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This course will focus on the many artists who, under the influence of the 60s rock explosion, were inspired to create new and electrifying rock music into the 70s. We will explore many of the decade’s rock music genres including:  folk/soft rock (CSN&Y, Eagles), pop rock (Elton John, Fleetwood Mac), progressive art rock (David Bowie, Pink Floyd), to the symphonic rock of Queen and the heavy rock of Led Zeppelin plus many others.  We will include rock icons from the 60s (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Bee Gees) whose creative juices and classic recordings continued to flourish throughout the 70s.

The Beatles: The Classic Albums

Princeton Adult School

Classes held virtually

Every Tuesday, October 5 to November 9, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This six week course will survey five classic Beatles albums:  Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles White Album (1968) and Abbey Road (1969).  We will explore the genesis of how the songs were conceived and written, their musical influences, recording and production techniques and album cover art.

The Beatles: The Classic Albums

Rutgers University

Classes held virtually

February 14 to February 18, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This five session course will survey five classic Beatles albums:  Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles White Album (1968) and Abbey Road (1969).  We will explore the genesis of how the songs were conceived and written, their musical influences, recording and production techniques and album cover art.

The 60s: American Pop Era

Princeton Adult School

Classes held virtually

Every Wednesday, March 9 to April 13, 2022, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This six week course will focus on numerous innovative artists that created new sounds that captivated a generation, and whose influence endures six decades later.  We will examine many genres including folk/rock, surf music, pop soul, psychedelic, country rock, pop and rockabilly.  Artists will include The Beach Boys, The Doors, Four Seasons, Roy Orbison The Band, The Byrds, The Rascals, Simon & Garfunkel, The Monkees. The Mamas & The Papas,  Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan and The Lovin' Spoonful and others.