The sub categories of rock & roll and popular music in general exploded in the 1970's compared to previous decades resulting in significantly more and varied styles.
In this 8 week class we will explore the proliferation of rock & roll genre's in the 1970's.You will learn about bands and artists that were important to the evolution of popular music in the 70's (and beyond), perhaps many of which you have never heard. Topics include the artists and their music, the evolution of the music and music technology compared to the 60's, recording industry people and how society both played a part and was in turn impacted by rock & roll. Note: there were so many new styles and artists the instructor split this class on the 70's into two parts. This is a continuation of Evolution of Rock & Roll the 70's from the Spring term of 2021 but if you missed the part 1 it does not preclude you from taking part 2.
Be warned, as with all the classes on rock & roll it sometimes references profanity and subjects that might make some people uncomfortable.
About the instructor:
Rod Daugherty is a musician with bachelor degrees in music and music education with graduate studies in music theory and composition. Rod has performed in a wide variety of musical styles that range from church pianist to the rock & roll night club circuit. Rod plays piano, organ, synthesizer and guitar. Rod is also a retired computer software exec and has worked in several countries.