COURSES

The Beatles Next: The Solo Years

Union County College

Classes held virtually

Every Friday, April 9 to May 28, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This eight-week course will follow in the footsteps of The Beatles story as they embark on their post Beatles-solo careers.  Our journey will start with John Lennon from his peace and political activism to his Plastic Ono Band and solo recordings.  We will explore the extraordinary career of the multi-instrumentalist Paul McCartney as he becomes the most successful composer of the modern age from his Wings and solo recordings to his world-wide sold out performances.  Our journey with George Harrison will include his solo catalog, his music and film productions. We will end with the greatest ‘backbeat’ drummer of all time - we will survey Ringo Starr’s career as a musician, singer, songwriter and actor.

The Sixties: The British Invasion

Rutgers University

Classes held virtually

Every Tuesday & Thursday, June 1 to July 1, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This ten 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. 

The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

Utah State University - Summer Citizens Program

July 19 to 22, July 26 to 29, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This eight-session 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 British Invasion

Utah State University - Summer Citizens Program

July 19 to 22, July 26 to 29, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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.