MUS264: Urban Blues and the Golden Age of Rock

Course Info

Examines the origins and development of rock music in the period 1950-1975. The principal focus is on the songs, styles, and artists of the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. However, the course will also trace the roots of rock in American popular culture, reaching back to the 1920s, and it will conclude with a brief look at some of its later ramifications, up to the early 1980s. There will moreover be ample consideration of the cultural and political contexts in which the songs were created and heard.


Feb 04, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

Building TBD, Room TBD

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