Rock and Roll Night School: Rock and Roll and the Vietnam War

Wednesday, May 26: 7 p.m.

This month’s Rock and Roll Night School will focus on how rock and roll reflected changing attitudes on the Vietnam War, from The Shirelles “Soldier Boy” to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On.” We will discuss how music was used at home by protestors and supporters of the war, as well as how soldiers used music in country. We will draw many selections from the upcoming Bear Family Records box set, …Next Stop Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008, a 13-cd set of music about the war.

This event is free and reservations are not required.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.

Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School. 

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