November 6: "The History of Rock 'n' Roll and Its Influence on the Beatles" at Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education
Friday, 6 November 2015, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education, 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT
The History of Rock 'n' Roll
This 60-minute multimedia presentations will trace the development of Rock 'n' Roll (as distinct from Rock of the 1960's) from its roots in the blues and country music, through its pinnacle in the mid 1950's, its abrupt decline in the late 50's, and conclude with its legacy and influence on musicians of subsequent decades. Artists discussed will include Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and others.
The Influence of American Rock 'n' Roll on The Beatles
Before the Beatles ever wrote their own songs or performed on stage, they were inspired to do so by American rock 'n' roll records. This 60-minute multimedia program will illustrate the influence of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and other American recording artists from the 1950's on the Beatles through side-by-side comparisons and musical analysis of Beatles covers and original recordings.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.