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About the Course

This course, part 2 of a 2-course sequence, examines the history of rock, primarily as it unfolded in the United States, from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. This course covers the music of Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, Carole King, Bob Marley, the Sex Pistols, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Metallica, Run-DMC, and Nirvana, and many more artists, with an emphasis both on cultural context and on the music itself. We will also explore how developments in the music business and in technology helped shape the ways in which styles developed. Emerging out of the experimental and ambitious years of late-60s psychedelia, rock splintered into a variety of styles in the 1970s as the music business continued to expand. By the end of the decade, punk and disco had challenged the excesses of the hippie aesthetic, as rock became more commercially streamlined and radio friendly. The emergence and rise of MTV transformed pop music and propelled the careers of Michael jackson and Madonna, while heavy metal and hip hop dominated the late 1980s. Nirvana leads alt-rock's return to simplicity in the early 1990s....

Top reviews

Sep 29, 2020

Fascinating - really filled out my knowledge and understanding and introduced me to new music - despite having lived through much of the history. Enjoyed the laid back but informed videos.

Feb 12, 2021

Continuing from Part One, the History of Rock course segues into the music scene of 70s and beyond. A thoroughly enjoyable course for anyone interested in any form of music in general.

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By John C

Jan 31, 2019

Excellent course. I really enjoyed it.

By Christos K

Apr 29, 2018

Excellent course, really enjoyed it!

By Helena C

May 24, 2016

it's super helpful and interesting!

By Lindsay A H

Nov 1, 2020

Excellent teacher and information!

By Henry J A T

Jan 13, 2016

Great course, excellent teacher!.

By Shobana

Jul 20, 2020

interesting and packed with info

By Michel L

Oct 27, 2020

cool teacher, very good content

By Daniel T

Jan 5, 2016

Awesome course great professor

By Clement M

Feb 17, 2021

Thank you John, great class!

By Paul E P J

Dec 24, 2019

Enjoyable and informative.

By Juan C A E

Nov 30, 2020

Great! Excellent teacher.

By 경 김

Nov 22, 2016

really really nice

By Margie E

Sep 17, 2020

Loved this course

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Dec 30, 2016

Loved it!!

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By Randy I

Nov 15, 2020

It Rocks!

By Jesus A B S

May 30, 2017

Loved it!

By Kamil T

Nov 13, 2015

Very Good

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