The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: The '50s

GENINT 731.307
Osher (50+). This course looks at the pioneers, the innovators, and the roots of rock 'n' roll.
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Starting at $115.00
As few as 6 weeks
0.0 Credits

About this course:

From the American Songbook to American Bandstand, few could predict the revolution that was to explode in popular music during the decade of the '50s. Teenagers were coming of age with rebellious new attitudes, seeking their own music that was different from their parents. Late night radio stations were starting to play adventurous new records by African American artists that would break through social and racial barriers. From Fats Domino to Elvis, rhythm and blues and country to rockabilly and doo-wop, and from The Platters to The Everly Brothers, this course looks at the pioneers and roots of rock 'n' roll, as well as innovators like The Weavers, Mitch Miller, Les Paul, and Johnny Ray who prepared us for that day in 1955 when "Rock Around The Clock" became the number one record in the world and music changed forever.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Instructor: Steve Barri
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Fee:
$115.00
43 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
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Notes
Plus members pay only $34 for this course. Visitors not permitted.

You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 11, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Apr 3, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Lecture
Wed Apr 10, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Lecture
Wed Apr 17, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Lecture
Wed Apr 24, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Lecture
Wed May 1, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
Lecture
Wed May 8, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills

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