“What Goes On?” Music of The Beatles and the Making of the Sixties

Starts:
7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Location:
George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium
URL:
https://secure-alumni.bu.edu/olc/pub/BUAR/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=161826
Lecture by Jeremy Yudkin (College of Fine Arts). It is impossible to think back to the Sixties without recalling its soundtrack -- a soundtrack dominated by popular music and rock. The Beatles took the sound of late-Fifties America and revitalized it for a new decade. They imitated and learned from the music of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and early Motown. Then they made it their own, infused it with British humor and working-class ideals, and beamed it back to America. In the process they became the icons of Sixties culture -- on both sides of the Atlantic.