THE BEATLES' 1967 SINGLES
FOUR MONDAYS: MAY 8, 15, 22 and June 5
For many fans and critics, the Beatles reached their summit of creativity in 1967. The year's three singles surrounded both the epoch-defining LP, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the group's innovative psychedelic film, Magical Mystery Tour. Taken together, the singles brought ambitious artistic achievement, a worldwide mobilization to their peace campaign, and lively enjoyment to the airwaves, experimental satellite transmission, and phonographs both at home and on dance floors. In this four-week course, we'll examine both the A- and B-sides of these monumental gifts to the cosmos.
Choose your level of involvement: just enjoy online presentation and discussion, or stay on afterwards for a seminar with author Walter Everett or a small-group “virtual band” recording project with Jack Petruzzelli or Cameron Greider.
Each session starts with All Together Now––a live multimedia presentation and discussion exploring the music from a scholarly perspective and from the point of view of performing musicians.
For a deeper dive, stay on after All Together Now for a Seminar with Professor Walter Everett, or for Virtual Band, where you'll learn Beatles songs and make your own recordings with a small group of musicians at your level, coached by Jack Petruzzelli or Cameron Greider.
One of the foremost authorities on the music of the Beatles, Walter Everett is Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. His two-volume study The Beatles as Musicians (Oxford University Press) has been hailed as “a milestone in Beatles research” and “without a doubt, the most important work on the Beatles to date”.
One of New York’s most sought-after session and touring musicians, Jack Petruzzelli has played with Patti Smith, Joan Osborne, Ian Hunter and Rufus Wainwright, to name a few. A multi-instrumentalist triple threat on guitars, vocals and keyboards, he is also a founding member of the world’s foremost band for the Beatle-obsessed, The Fab Faux.
Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Cameron Greider has worked with artists like Joan Baez, Sean Lennon and Chris Cornell as well as top-tier producers
T Bone Burnett and Steve Lilywhite. He is also a dedicated teacher of guitar, bass and piano.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The class was amazing. Challenging and at the same time accommodated all kinds of level of play.
I’d take it again in a heartbeat.
I came to the class thinking I knew so much….wrong! They pulled out all the stops for us. Music, history, class materials, guest speakers…They truly put the Beatles in context both musically and everything else. It’s an excellent deep dive.
Singing and playing for anyone else besides myself is a BIG stretch out of my comfort zone. One of the (many) terrific things about your class is how genuinely non-judgmental it was. Just pure encouragement.