Rock and Roll Night School: From Soft Machine to Genesis: The Birth of Progressive Rock

Wednesday, April 21: 7 p.m.

From Soft Machine to Genesis: The Birth of Progressive Rock

Join us on April  21st for a special Rock and Roll Night School on the proto-progressive rock music of Robert Wyatt and the Soft Machine.  During the mid to late 1960s the musicians of the British Canterbury scene mixed the experimental philosophy of avant-grade music with jazz and rock to create a fusion sound that was part of the psychedelic underground.  This program will explore the music of the first four Soft Machine albums and the influence they had on the particularly British sound of groups such as King Crimson and the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Genesis.  This class is presented in partnership with the Tri-C Jazz Fest 2010.

This event is FREE and RSVPs are not required. 



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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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