Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Motown, Soul, and Mainstream


Price: $95 for OLLI Members    $115 for non-members

Dates & Time: Tuesday, Jan 16, 23, 30 & Feb 6, & 13  3:00-5:00

Class Type: Online

Instructor: Robert Joyce


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Course Description

As the popularity of Rock and Roll hits its stride in the 1960s, artists from the Rhythm and Blues styles merge into the mainstream.   Rock and Roll becomes full of sounds of R&B, Gospel, soul and blues filled arrangements.  James Brown, Aretha Franklin, as well as Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and a torrent of stars from Barry Gordy’s Motown a.k.a “Hitsville U.S.A.” will be shared through an exciting PowerPoint presentation full of audio and video files.


Additional information

Course Term


Day of the Week



Robert Joyce, MA Education, BA Music Education, Augustana University

Event Type


Event Details

Date: 2024-01-16

Start time: 03:00 p.m. PST

End time: 05:00 p.m. PST

Venue: Online


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