The British Invasion

Fifty and Better Fall Session

The British Invasion

In 1964, the Beatles struck back at the U.S.A. for the American Revolution by starting a musical invasion. For the next five years, British rock groups dominated the U.S. charts, creating new songs and sounds that worked their way from the innocent Mersey Beat sound to the vibrant musical colors that marked the beginnings of psychedelic rock in the late ’60s. This course takes a deep dive into the repertoires of 12 classic British rock acts, two each week.

  • Week 1: Gerry & the Pacemakers/The Dave Clark Five
  • Week 2: The Rolling Stones/The Hollies
  • Week 3: The Zombies/The Yardbirds
  • Week 4: Donovan/Herman’s Hermits
  • Week 5: The Animals/The Kinks
  • Week 6: The Who/The Moody Blues

Cary Ginell, MA, is a Grammy-nominated writer and author of 12 books on American music. After a 30-year career in radio, he has spent the last 20 years as a public speaker, talking about music in classrooms, at conferences and on cruise ships. Cary brings a lifelong passion for the recording industry to his work and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on his specialty, Western swing. He holds a master’s degree in Folklore from UCLA.

Fifty and Better was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for individuals age 50 and older.

Cost is $35 for this six-week course.


Register by Friday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m.

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Christina Tierney