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2018 Week 2 Course 2

The Beatles, Popular Music and Sixties Britain


Rikky Rooksby


Week 2

8 - 14 July 2018

Revered and reviled in almost equal measure, the Sixties continue to fascinate. One musical group dominates accounts of the decade’s music. We will explore how the Beatles made that music, tracing its development from the relatively simple recordings of their first album to the layered techniques of Abbey Road. We will hear new details in familiar songs and identify how the group developed their expressive musical vocabulary. The course also includes some British poetry and articles from the decade, as well as archive film of Swinging London and other clips, and touches on some key events in British art and politics. However well-known you think the Beatles’ music is, you’ll hear more than before. A fab time guaranteed for all.





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