This course, part 1 of a 2-course sequence, examines the history of rock, primarily as it unfolded in the United States, from the days before rock (pre-1955) to the end of the 1960s. This course covers the music of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and many more artists, with an emphasis both on cultural context and on the music itself. We will also explore how developments in the music business and in technology helped shape the ways in which styles developed.
History of Rock, Part OneUniversity of Rochester
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The World Before Rock and Roll (1900-1955)
The Birth and First Flourishing of Rock and Roll (1955-59)
The Demise of Rock and the Promise of Soul (1959-63)
The Beatles and the British Invasion (1964-66)
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TOP REVIEWS FROM HISTORY OF ROCK, PART ONE
This course was very interesting as well as the nice teacher ! Would recommend if you love music and want to increase your culture. I wish I could do part 2 now !
I had a great time learning in the course! The professor did a great job in educating and providing an unbiased history of rock music. I had a lot of fun!! Ready for Pt II!!!
This course has given a good explanation of the inspiration behind Rock, as well as a perfectly understandable explanation of why things were the way they were.
I found the course to be very interesting. I enjoyed learning about the artists and songwriters that shaped the birth of Rock and Roll and made it into the genre that so many are great fans of.
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