The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Rock and Roll Night School - Women Who Rock (Part 3 of 8): Women Rock the 1960s

Wednesday, October 12: 7 p.m.

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In the 1960s, the music and performances of women rockers paralleled the diverse and changing world around them. This Rock and Roll Night School will examine women musicians’ shifting roles within the music industry throughout 1960s America.  From the behind the scenes songwriting and polished performances of the girl groups early in the decade to the personal and authoritative sound of the singer-songwriters and counterculture rockers by the end of the sixties, artists like Carole King, Cynthia Weil, Ellie Greenwich, The Ronettes, The Supremes, The Crystals, The Shangri-Las, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, and Joni Mitchell sought out new musical possibilities in the world of rock and roll and claimed it as their own. This class will consider sound, lyrics, and performances as evidence of the changing social and cultural standards for women in this dynamic time period.

This event is free and reservations are not required.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.

Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School. 

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