From March 25 to May 13 on Tuesday nights from 7pm-9pm, Richie Unterberger will teach a seven-week non-credit community education course on the Beatles on the Kentfield, California campus of the College of Marin. Using both common and rare recordings and video clips, the course will trace their artistic evolution from the dawn of their career in the early 1960s through their breakup about a decade later. The development of the numerous styles they pioneered and mastered will be explored in detail, from the relatively simple Merseybeat of their first recordings through the folk-rock, hard rock, psychedelia, and progressive art rock they delved into as the 1960s progressed. The Beatles were among the most important agents of social change of the 20th Century, and the course will also examine their massive effect on the popular music and culture of their era. Registration will be available (for course #35052) in early March through the College of Marin Community Education website.
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Richie Unterberger is the author of several rock history books, including "Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll" and a two-volume history of 1960s folk-rock, "Turn! Turn! Turn!/Eight Miles High." His most recent book, "White Light/White...
Causes Richie Unterberger Supports
Co-Op America, Global Exchange, Servas, KALW, The Hunger Site