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Pop Music Singers and Songwriters of the '30s, '40s and early '50s

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Pop Music Singers and Songwriters of the '30s, '40s and early '50s

When Rock & Roll arrived in 1953-1954, it changed American Pop music forever. Big Bands, singers, songwriters and music publishers were in a real quandary: "What do we do now with this teenage phenomenon? Our careers are finished!” But were they?

In this class, you will discover that many "old school" performers and songwriters remained popular during this great music transition. Their careers continued on despite this disruptive force. Join us for a compelling look at how musical success can be found in many forms, and find out who survived the emergence of Rock & Roll.

Tony Moon has spent 60 successful years in the Music Business. Beginning in 1960, he joined the LA group Dante and The Evergreens, which was managed and produced by Lou Adler and Herb Alpert and later moved to Nashville becoming the guitarist and conductor for Brenda Lee. He also began playing on recording sessions and was Nashville's first rock independent music producer, working with five major labels. He scored several big hits for The Vogues, including "5 O' Clock World." Moon has won several awards as a songwriter and music publisher.His songs have been released by artists as diverse as Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson, Vickie Carr, Pearl Jam and The Beatles. He currently administers several music publishing companies and a New York Entertainment Company.

Fifty and Better was designed to offer university-level courses and lectures (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for people age 50 and older.


Register by March 31, by 1 p.m.

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