The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


LIVE STREAM: Rock and Roll Night School - Women Rock the 1960s (Wednesday October 12, 7 - 9 p.m. EST)

Wednesday October 12, 7 - 9 p.m. EST

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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.