Maybe you can remember the first Beatles song you ever heard, and you treasured your collection of 45-rpm singles. Maybe you wonder why, decades later, the music continues to resonate and remain a part of your life. If so, you will enjoy this journey into our shared cultural memory of the Fab Four. To appreciate the Beatles’ profound and continuing impact, we will consider their lyrics, their musical innovations, and their influence on popular music and culture, then and now. This course will focus on these phases: 1) Early pop --1964 and before; 2) Emerging voices -- "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver"; 3) Complexity -- "Sgt. Pepper's" as a turning point in rock and roll; 4) Experiment -- Beatles become more politically active and outspoken.
Registration deadline: Oct. 24
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|Something About the Beatles||10/26/21 - 11/30/21||McKimmon Center||Classroom||08/16/21 - 10/25/21||REGISTER NOW|