Music | History of Rock and Roll: Roots of Rock to the British Invasion
Z201 | 28050 | G. Gass


Music - Z201 ,  History of Rock and Roll: Roots of Rock to the
British Invasion, Glenn Gass

A history and appreciation of the musical melting pot that shaped
rock & roll. The course begins with an overview of 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, Little Richard, Fats Domino,
Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and other Founding Fathers, and
continues through the early sixties pop landscape of Phil Spector,
the Brill Building writers, the Twist and "American Bandstand."