Course Description

IN PERSON: After a turbulent start in the 1950s, rock music has survived “doom and gloom” prophesies and secured a firm niche in our culture. So many well-known and respected artists and songs come to mind. Rock lives on. Stores and restaurants set a mood with original or symphonic renditions of songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Police and other well-known bands. Rock has a Hall of Fame in Cleveland. TV and radio commercials are backed by past and present popular hits. But for all the acclaim and glamour, there are many rare stories that aren’t part of the conventional wisdom. These tales are marvelous, puzzling, strange and weird (not to mention wacky, mind-boggling and disconcerting). They are stories of adversity, challenge, triumph and tragedy. Through lecture and discussion, we will explore rarities spanning several decades. We will sample lots of amazing music and discuss stories you may not (probably won’t) know. Class members will offer analyses and evaluations. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 20.

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

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Rock Music Rarities '50s-'80s: Songs & Artists
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Apr 30, 2024 to Jun 04, 2024
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