When: Tuesdays: Jan 17 - Mar 7 10:00 am - noon

Where: The Loft Cinema

Cost: $245.00 for 8 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: Richard T. Hanson is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. At the School of Theatre Arts, he created the nationally known Musical Theatre Program
Richard T. Hanson

Television and Rock and Roll – a match made in heaven! From Doo-Wop to Disco, American Rock and Roll was the soundtrack of the lives of post-World War II teenagers who moved and grooved to a new sound that roared out of radios and television sets. And The Beat Goes On returns to the early days of television when teenagers raced home to watch American Bandstand. For 28 years, Dick Clark brought Rock and Roll into living rooms all across America. On Sunday Night, The Ed Sullivan Show presented rock and roll royalty – Elvis Presley, The Beatles. For 35 years, Soul Train hosted the who’s who of Rhythm and Blues every Saturday. From Fats Domino to Elvis Presley, from Jerry Lee Lewis to the Beatles, from The Ronettes to The Supremes, from Little Richard to Michael Jackson, from Little Eva to Tina Turner, Rock and Roll sparked a sexual and social revolution. Teenagers embraced the music where the heartbeat and the drumbeat became one to the wail of the electric guitar. We’ll chronicle three decades of American Pop Music from the Rock and Roll of the 1950s to the Rhythm and Blues of Motown of the 1960s to Disco of the 1970s. Rock and Roll.

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain… And the beat goes on… the beat goes on!


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