Virtual U: The British Invasion of Music History

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022
From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Contact: AARP CT

This event is full.

Learn how the music and artists from Great Britain impacted the face of American culture. Join AARP CT and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual event on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. CT | 11:00 a.m. MT | 10:00 a.m. PT - AARP membership not required.

Join us as we travel through time and reflect on the people who shaped our communities, across generations, through music. Professor Stephen Armstrong of CT’s first Age-friendly University, Central Connecticut State University, will transport you through the decades in this 6-part series taking place Wednesdays from May 25 - July 13, 2022. He will provide a look at how music impacted how we lived, mirroring our response to the times.  You will also learn about how you can find ways to participate in creating an age-inclusive society from wherever you live, learn, and recreate.

Besides the Beatles, there were many other bands and individual musical artists from Great Britain that became popular in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. During this session we will discuss reasons for the popularity of these groups in the United States and how they changed the face of American music. The significance of the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and many others will be analyzed to understand how music mirrored the response to the times and shaped our towns, cities, and cultures for generations.

Registration required for each separately:

  • 6/8/2022 @ 1 p.m. ET - Elvis Presley
  • 6/15/2022 @ 7 p.m. ET - Dylan & Singer Songwriters
  • 6/29/2022 @ 7 p.m. ET - Folk Singers
  • 7/13/2022 @ 7 p.m. ET - Jazz & American Society

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