Retrospective exhibits enduring legacies of the music of the 60s and 70s 

"Woodstock, Hippies and other Enduring Legacies: The Music of the 60s and 70s," (Mus274) features timeline projects that outlines the music and the social movements of an era

The students, faculty and public are invited to view this special exhibit located in the Isabella Cannon room in the Center for the Arts from now until March 17, 2017.

This retrospective includes eight student-made timeslines that were constructed from 2008 through 2017. The project exhibits both musical highlights and the social/political movements of the times. The artwork, quotes and research are student works from the last 10 years.

The dual-function timelines include the major musical genres of the era (The British Invasion, Doo Wop, R & B, Folk, Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Soul, Funk, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz & Jazz Fusion, Progressive Rock, Southern Rock, Glam Rock, Disco, New Wave, Experimental Music, Hip Hop/Rap). These genres are cross-referenced with societal movements that create a relationship between the times and and the music.

The question posed to the students on the first day of class is; Did the music influence the times or did the times influence the music?  Movements include Civil Rights, Vietnam/Peace Movement, Counterculture (Hippies, Student Movements and the New Left), Politics, The Native American Movement, The Women’s Movement, The Environmental Movement, The Gay Rights Movement, Literature, Art, Design, Dance, Fashion, Inventions, and Nobel Peace Prize recipients. 

The exhibit includes history about the class, student comments on the effects of the class and over 30 photographs. Students are prepared to be historians of this era for their own generation as the musicians and history of this period is passing.  “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future” (Steve Miller Band) and other songs help define it’s own place in history.

The class was created and has been taught by Jim Roberts, instructor in music, during winter terms since 2007.    


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