Rock emerged in the mid 1950s as a blending of mainstream pop, rhythm and blues, and country and western--styles that previously had remained relatively separate. This new style became the music of the emerging youth culture and was often associated with teen rebellion. We will follow the story of how this rowdy first wave of rock and roll (1955-59) was tamed in the early 60s but came roaring back with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and then went psychedelic by the end of the decade.
- Instructors: John Covach
- School: University of Rochester
- Subject: Humanities & Social Studies
- Publisher: Coursera
- Certificate:Included Free
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- Starts: 13 May, 2013
- Ends: 1 July, 2013
Course Reviews (2)
Great course which traces the roots of rock music. Discovered a whole lot of stuff I was unaware of, despite being a music amateur. Also liked the fact that quizzes were quite hard and demanded to pay close attention during the lectures.
This is a fun course. The professor is entertaining and obviously has done in depth research into the topic. I really enjoyed it. My only complaint has to do with some problems I had with the in video questions that did not work properly all the time.
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