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[Past Event] History of Rock and Roll - 1960s and 1970s

Course Description:

In the early 1950s, a new form of music exploded onto the scene. The term “rock and roll” came to be used to describe this new music, steeped in rhythm and blues, country and gospel. Dr. Alan Haffa will share his knowledge of the genre, which tells a history of both American music and America itself. He will examine the topic in a pair of standalone yet complementary lectures.

In the 1960s and 1970s, rock and roll continued to evolve with influences such as the Girl Groups, British Invasion, and the hippie and drug culture. Artists covered will include The Chantelles, The Shirelles, The Supremes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Cream, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, Dec. 5 *1:30 – 2:30pm* (1 session*)


Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103


Alan Haffa, PhD received his doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and directs the Gentrain Program at MPC where he teaches literature.