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Life Long Learning: Popular Music of the Vietnam Era // 8 week Course

January 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

With great anticipation, Life-long Learning returns to the Library Society in a daytime format.  Join Dana Beach and Teddy Gilbreth for an eight-part series exploring the music that helped shape the anti-war movement and established the foundations of rock and roll during the 60’s through video and audio recordings of seminal musicians of the era, along with their historical influences.

The series will begin with a historical reflection on the roots of American popular music – highlighting European contributions to America’s emerging musical culture and illuminating the African origins of rock and roll – spirituals, gospel, and the blues. The series will examine the significance of early songbooks and illuminate the importance of itinerant song collectors.

The second part of the series will focus on the convergence of blues and folk into early manifestations of rock and roll. It will highlight the musicians and songs that emerged from the social turmoil surrounding America’s involvement in the war and will explore the influence music had in mobilizing and organizing anti-war, and to a considerably lesser extent, pro-war efforts. The discussion will include the historical, political, social and musical circumstances in which the war was executed. 

DATES: Jan 22nd, 29th – Feb 5th, 12th, 26th – Mar 4th, 11th, 18th.

Tickets:  Sold only as an 8-week course (Seating is limited to 30)

Members – $225 // General Admission – $275

To purchase, click here or call 843.723.9912 during Box Office Hours (11:00AM–4:00PM, Monday through Thursday).



January 22
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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