Chevron Left
Back to History of Rock, Part One

Learner Reviews & Feedback for History of Rock, Part One by University of Rochester

4.8
stars
1,089 ratings

About the Course

This course, part 1 of a 2-course sequence, examines the history of rock, primarily as it unfolded in the United States, from the days before rock (pre-1955) to the end of the 1960s. This course covers the music of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, 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. Rock emerged in the mid 1950s as a blending of mainstream pop, rhythm and blues, and country and western--styles that previously had remained relatively separate. This new style became the music of the emerging youth culture and was often associated with teen rebellion. We will follow the story of how this rowdy first wave of rock and roll (1955-59) was tamed in the early 60s but came roaring back with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and then went psychedelic by the end of the decade....

Top reviews

SM

Oct 1, 2016

This course has really helped to fill out my piecemeal understanding of the development of rock music. The pace and content of learning has been well considered and Prof Covach is to be congratulated.

BL

Mar 12, 2018

Provided insight into what I was listening to as a pre-teen. I didn't have the exposure to some of the older roots or the an understanding of the business forces that shaped the music I had access to.

Filter by:

151 - 175 of 312 Reviews for History of Rock, Part One

By Cristina S

Sep 14, 2017

By Josefin

Oct 31, 2015

By Marco L

Oct 5, 2015

By Michel L

Aug 20, 2020

By Robert A

Nov 16, 2017

By Cliff B

Sep 6, 2019

By David M

Apr 28, 2022

By Michael H

Jan 24, 2016

By Melanie L

Aug 7, 2020

By Ximena C

Jun 22, 2021

By maximiliano l

Jun 28, 2020

By Dave W

May 2, 2020

By Lucio M

Oct 10, 2021

By Rebecca R

Oct 19, 2016

By Kellie B

Mar 26, 2022

By Guillermo F

May 30, 2016

By Shirley K

Jul 10, 2020

By IOANNIS B

Nov 3, 2018

By LiJing F

Nov 1, 2015

By Riffka S

Sep 1, 2021

By Eduardo D S L

May 30, 2021

By Ishen P

Aug 14, 2015

By Cheyenne M

Sep 9, 2020

By Maksym H

Apr 28, 2019

By Jeff M

Aug 16, 2016