IN PERSON: This course could have been titled Stop, Hey, What's That Sound?, which is a lyric from the Buffalo Springfield tune "For What It's Worth," released in 1966. That's because, during this six-week course, we will explore some of the most distinctive and uniquely talented musical performers who have surfaced in the last 60 years. We will spend one week each on horns and reeds, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums and keyboard, and listen to and/or view performances by some of the greats. Many of them have a style and sound that is instantly recognizable to their fans, and even to the more casual listeners among us. While much of the music we'll cover will be from the 1960s and 1970s and might be categorized as rock music, we won't focus on one era, one time period or one genre. After listening to each artist, class participants will be encouraged to share their reactions to what they heard and comment as to whether that artist might or might not appear on their own personal best list. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 24.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Marv Meyer majored in chemical engineering in the 1960s while he minored in Fillmore East. That legendary concert venue was just a few blocks from Cooper Union, his alma mater, as was Greenwich Village. He’s since continued to attend many concerts and amassed a vast collection of vinyl and CDs in a relentless search for the lost chord.