Course Description

IN PERSON: In 1964, "everybody had an ocean, across the U.S.A.," and it seemed like everyone wanted to head to the West Coast to spend an endless summer at parties on the beach and on our surfboards. Over the next 10 years, California became a mecca where musical creativity took root and flourished. During this lecture-based course, we will travel through space and time, from Los Angeles' Sunset Strip and Laurel Canyon up the coast to Monterey for a landmark Pop Festival and on to Haight-Ashbury for the "Summer of Love." We'll explore every style of music that appeared there during the 1960s and into the '70s, from lush sunny harmonies and jangling guitars to jazzy improvisation and the feedback-laced sounds of psychedelia. While you'll hear much you remember, you'll also gain new insights into the familiar, and discover bands you likely didn't know at the time that still have much to offer us today. Wearing flowers in your hair is optional, but more than welcome. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 25.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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