027) The American Pop Era

This course will focus on numerous innovative artists who created new sounds that captivated a generation, and whose influence endures six decades later. We will examine many genres including folk/rock, surf music, pop/soul, psychedelic, country rock, pop and rockabilly. Artists will include The Beach Boys, The Doors, Four Seasons, Roy Orbison, The Band, the Byrds, The Rascals, Simon and Garfunkel, The Monkees, The Mamas and The Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Lovin’ Spoonfull and others. NOTE: This will be a lecture course with approximately 15 minutes at the end reserved for questions from the class.