Great Courses: England in the 1960s and the Triumph of the Beatles (Zoom)

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Wednesdays, January 5— March 23—2:00 pm 

It’s true that the Beatles fascinate listeners of all ages because of their great, and varied, music. But how did four young men from a faded old seaport in Northern England lead such an epic musical and cultural revolution? How could the story of the Beatles only have happened in such a charged decade?

Professor Michael Shelden offers a fresh look at how a pop band became one of the most compelling voices against the status quo. Taking you deeper than any simple music survey, the course zeroes in on the cultural backstory of how the Beatles emerged as a worldwide phenomenon and inspired a devotion so strong, it had its own name: Beatlemania.

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