From March 26 to May 14 (no class on April 9 during spring break), Richie Unterberger will teach a seven-week non-credit community education course on the British Invasion at the Kentfield, California campus of the College of Marin. Meeting on Tuesday nights from 7pm-9pm during that time, it will cover British rock from 1963 to 1970 -- the British Invasion, led by the Beatles, that overtook first the UK music scene, then spread to the US and around the world. Over the next half-dozen or so years, its musical and cultural impact was enormous, as bands like the Rolling Stones, Kinks, Who, Animals, Yardbirds, Them with Van Morrison, Cream, Bee Gees, Traffic, and Led Zeppelin changed the landscape of popular music and youth culture. Using rare video clips and recordings, the course will document the astonishingly rapid transformation of British rock, from Merseybeat and mod to psychedelia, prog rock, and hard rock. Registration will be available (for course #35057) through the College of Marin Community Education website (http://www.marin.edu/CommunityEducation) starting around early March.
Causes Richie Unterberger Supports
Co-Op America, Global Exchange, Servas, KALW, The Hunger Site