From March 25 to May 13 (no class on April 8 during spring break), Richie Unterberger will teach a seven-week non-credit community education course on "The Golden Age of San Francisco Bay Area Rock: The Summer of Love" (the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, for the most part) on the Indian Valley campus of the College of Marin in Novato, California. Meeting on Monday nights from 7pm-9pm during that time, the roots and heyday of the San Francisco Sound will be explored in depth via both common and rare audio recordings by greats like Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Santana. It will also investigate how the Bay Area's unique counterculture, promoters such as Bill Graham, and venues like the Fillmore created a scene in which experimental and idiosyncratic rock music could flower. The course will also detail its roots in folk-rock; the integration of jazz, ethnic, blues, and avant-garde influences into psychedelic rock; and how San Francisco rock continued to evolve in the 1970s, into funk, punk, and beyond. Registration will be available (for course #35141) 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