026) The Sixties: The British Invasion
 

This course will focus on the phenomenon of the rise of the British pop groups and singers that were led by The Beatles who invaded our shores in the ’60s. From pop bands: Dave Clark 5 and Herman’s Hermits to the innovative psychedelic and progressive groups: The Who, Cream, and Pink Floyd to the unique harmonies of the Bee Gees and the Hollies to the blues inspired Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, and the Animals to the soul/pop of Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones. We will explore these artists and others as well as highlights from landmark albums that clearly defined this British pop renaissance era whose influence still endures five decades later.

NOTE: This will be a lecture course with approximately 15 minutes at the end reserved for questions from the class.