Course Description

IN PERSON: It wasn’t swinging London, but 1960s Boston made its own statement. As the British Invasion changed music, fashion and customs, the New England area also weighed in. Well before today’s focus on diversity, the emerging American counterculture was publicly reevaluating the role of women in society and the rights of Black people. Musically, young people formed bands, hit the garage, plugged in and rocked out. Influenced mightily by big-name bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, some lesser-known bands found stardom. Boston clubs showcased local heroes, like the Remains, and launched them nationally. The Rockin’ Ramrods and other “Bosstown Sound” purveyors got record deals. Through lecture and discussion, we will explore the 1960s zeitgeist and its influence on Boston-area bands. We will sample lots of types of music, varying from raw and driving to lush and lyrical, bluesy, jazzy, psychedelic, proto-punk and jangly. Class members will offer their analyses and evaluations. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 20.

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

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Boston Rock Bands in the 1960s: From the Garage to the Big Time
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Sep 14, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023
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