Music | HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC
Z201 | 20131 | Glenn Gass


Z201 is a history and appreciation of the musical and cultural
melting pot of 1950's rock & roll and early 1960's pop. The course
begins with an overview of rock ancestors and influences: blues,
boogie-woogie, jazz, swing, country & western, gospel and popular
music, and the crossover success of rhythm & blues acts that marked
the true birth of rock & roll. The focus then shifts to the
cataclysmic arrival of Elvis Presley and the careers and musical
styles of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy
Holly, the Everly Brothers and other Founding Fathers of Rock & Roll,
and continues through the early sixties pop landscape of Phil
Spector, the Twist and "American Bandstand." The course is enhanced
by an extensive series of multimedia lecture companions created by
the instructor