The 50s - Rock n' Roll Pioneers

Rutgers University

Classes held virtually

Every Tuesday, September 6 to November 15 (no class on November 1) - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

10- Session Course

Union County College

Classes held virtually

Saturday classes:  October 8, 15, 22, November 12, 19 and December 3- 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

6-Session Course

Princeton Adult School

Classes held virtually

Every Thursday, October 13 to December 1 (no class on November 3) - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

6-Session Course

This course will focus on the 1950s rock and roll pioneers that influenced the rock explosion of the 60s.  We will explore many of the decade's early music heroes including Chuck Berry (rhythm and blues)  Elvis, (rockabilly), and The Everly Brothers (country pop).   In addition, we will also survey other artists including Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and numerous others.  Their influence became the template for 60s rock bands and paved the way for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many others!

The 60s:  Rock Groups

Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (THE MILL)

Classes held virtually

Fridays:  September 16, 23, 30 and October 21, 28  at 11:30 AM

This five session course will  consist of  90 minute stand-alone lectures The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel,  the Motown Sound, The Rolling Stones and The Bee Gees.   For a full description of each program click "lectures".