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It Takes Two, Baby! (Parts 1 and 2)

Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

It Takes Two, Baby! (Parts 1 and 2)

“It takes two, baby...," said Marvin Gaye in 1967 when his duet with Kim Weston peaked in the Top 20 on the Billboard Pop Charts.

Both lectures will be stand alone for students who can attend only one lecture.

In the first lecture, we will look at musical duets from the 30s to the 50s. We will cover Les Paul and Bing Crosby's duet with Grace Kelly. We’ll transition to Rock & Roll and the 60s, from Mickey & Sylvia, to Sonny & Cher. Some of these artists/duos were incredibly successful, while others were one-hit-wonders.

In the second lecture, we will move from the 70s through the 90s with stops for Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, and Simon & Garfunkel. In addition, we’ll look at the artists of the second British invasion: The Eurythmics and more. Nashville will be represented from the Everly Bros to England Dan. We'll learn that sometimes two is better than one!

Tony Moon has spent 60 successful years in the Music Business. He has won several awards as a songwriter and music publisher. He is an administrator at several Music Publishing Companies and a New York Entertainment Company.

Registration is required. Each independent, 2-hour lecture is $10.

Fifty and Better was designed to offer university-level courses and lectures (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for people age 50 and older. All two-hour lectures in the FABulous Summer Lecture Series are open to all ages.


Register by Aug. 17 by 3 p.m.

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Christina Tierney