The Beatles And Beyond: Beginnings Of Progressive Rock
On Monday, October 17 at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center, join John Clark and his Great American Music Experience as he presents this music education program. In the mid‐1960s, music producer George Martin was encouraging and guiding the Beatles into an adventurous experimentalism that used orchestration, electronics and exotic instrumentation and bringing them up to a level of serious artistry. In the wake of their crowning achievement, the conceptual Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, other groups like the Procol Harum, Moody Blues and the Nice all brought classical elements to their songs and concept albums. In the wake of these seminal groups came a full‐scale trend and sub-genre dubbed progressive (also known as “prog”) rock. Its ranks included groups like Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and Gentle Giant, who fell into two camps thematically, often using an entire album to make highly spiritual or heavily dystopian statements. The trend has continued to this day. Please register at 617‐730‐2770.