The Seventies: The Decade of the Singer-Songwriter

GENINT 741.331

Osher (50+). In this course, we take an in-depth look at the careers of the sing/songwriters of the 1970s.


About this course:

Even though many people think of the 1970s as the decade of disco music, the truth is the disco craze really didn’t take hold until the end of the ‘70s. Throughout the decade, the singer/songwriter dominated. Paul Simon, Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Elton John, Tom Petty, Billy Joel and Neil Diamond were just some of these brilliant artists that emerged as superstars, selling records at a pace never before imaginable. In this course, we take an in-depth look at the careers of the singer/songwriters of the period, as well as the excitement, the excesses and the tragedies of the 1970s. This course uses the Hybrid (Flexible) format which allows students to participate remotely and/or in the classroom. This course will be recorded. Students will have access to videos for the duration of the course.

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