Prof. Unterberger - It’s a gas, gas, gas!! The Rolling Stones
An in-depth overview of the history of the Rolling Stones, the most popular and influential rock group of all time besides the Beatles. Using both common and rare recordings and video clips, the course will trace their artistic evolution from the dawn of their career in the early 1960s, emphasizing their peak achievements in the 1960s and 1970s. The development of the numerous styles they pioneered and mastered will be explored in detail, from the relatively basic American blues interpretations of their first recordings through the blues-rock, hard rock, glam rock, and other styles they delved into in the 1960s and 1970s. The Rolling Stones were among the most rebellious and individualistic figures in twentieth-century arts and entertainment, and the course will also examine their massive effect on the popular music and culture of their era.