Given that The Beatles, from their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on February 9, 1964, until their break-up, were only together for about five-and-a-half years, their influence on popular music and culture, and their continued popularity is quite astounding! This course will concentrate on the lives, history and music of The Beatles - arguably the most influential contemporary music group of the 20th century. In addition to a discussion of their music and history, music videos will be presented, allowing participants to listen to some of their most memorable songs, while the video images will be used to further enhance the music. Topics include the early years; the transition from a live band to premier studio band; the later years; the Beatles after the break-up; and their musical legacy - the British Invasion.
GROUP LEADER: Joe Corn spent most of his professional career working as an engineer. He also taught in the NYC school system, Springfield Technical Community College, Penn State University, and worked as a technical instructor for Moore Products Co. Joe has taught several music and technology courses for WISE and is a former WISE President. He and his wife reside in Grafton.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
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