Illustration of Elvis Presley

Elvis and the Story of Rock and Roll

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We’ll go back and look at the roots of rock and roll in the late 1940s and early 1950s, from Black American music such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, to country music. Add in the electric guitar, radio stations willing to play the music and one young man from Tupelo Mississippi named Elvis Presley, and you have the perfect recipe for the birth of rock and roll.

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This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).