Through lectures, slide shows, CDs, videos, and live music, this course will concentrate on the people who started, nurtured, and established the Motown label as the driving force behind American popular music at that time. Learn about Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, The Marvellettes, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder, among other Motown favorites.
Pete Elman has performed, composed, arranged, produced, and taught all genres of popular music since 1962. He is a freelance writer, taught school for 15 years, and published an acclaimed book of song-poems. He has taught several popular classes on 20th-century music with OLLI.