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History of Rock, Part One

Learn about the early days of rock music, from the pre-rock years of the post World War II era through the birth of rock in the mid 1950s to the psychedelic era of the late 1960s.

Start Date: May 01, 2014 Topics: General History, General Music


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This basic undergraduate course surveys the history of rock music from 1955 to 1969, beginning with a review of pre-rock American music. The emphasis is on stylistic developments in rock music.


  • Dates: May 01, 2014 to Jun 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: John Covach
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: General History, General Music

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