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Jul 17th 2017

The Music of the Rolling Stones, 1962-1974 (Coursera)

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This course will survey the music of the Rolling Stones, beginning with the roots and first formation of the band in the early 1960s, and following the group through the release of It's Only Rock 'n' Roll in late 1974.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction and Students of the Blues

Beginnings through the release of the early singles, and album, 1962-64.


WEEK 2

The Year of Satisfaction

1965, the big breakthrough in the US, singles and albums through December 1965.

Graded: Quiz - Modules 1 & 2


WEEK 3

The Music Matures

1966, singles, compilations, and the live experience.


WEEK 4

Psychedelia and Beyond

1967 and the rise of psychedelia, in the shadow of the Beatles?

Graded: Quiz - Modules 3 & 4


WEEK 5

Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers

The Stones leave peace and love behind, jumping and fighting with some sympathy for the Devil, 1968-69.


WEEK 6

Exile on Main Street

The band defines 70s rock with two classic albums, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street, 1970-72.

Graded: Quiz - Modules 5 & 6


WEEK 7

The End of an Era

Continuing at the height of their musical powers, the group releases Goat's Head Soup and It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, 1973-74.

Graded: Final Exam


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