From June 17 to July 29, Richie Unterberger will teach a seven-week non-credit community education course on the Beatles on the Indian Valley campus of the College of Marin in Novato, California. Meeting on Monday nights from 7pm-9pm during that time, it will be an in-depth overview of the history of the most popular and influential rock group of all time. 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 is available (for course #65054) around mid-to-late May through the College of Marin Community Education website, at www.marin.edu/CommunityEducation.
Causes Richie Unterberger Supports
Co-Op America, Global Exchange, Servas, KALW, The Hunger Site