Institute for Popular Music
The Institute for Popular Music Celebrates Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, Introduces Virtual Conference, Virtual Workshop, and Online Instruction
We are delighted to announce this year's concerts and the fall lecture series, as well as introduce our new virtual conference and virtual workshop online resources. The fall concert will celebrate 45 years of Led Zeppelin (whose first two albums were released in 1969), while the spring concert will focus on the Rolling Stones, marking the 50th anniversary of the release of their career-making hit, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." A lecture by Eastman's Dave Headlam on Led Zeppelin will launch the fall lecture series, with talks on hip hop by Mark Katz (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Cevin Soling (noted musician and film-maker) on new wave rounding out the schedule.
We are proud to roll out our Virtual Conference, which features all of the lectures delivered here at the UR IPM since it was founded. In addition, we are introducing our Virtual Workshop, which includes videos drawn from our 2014 Music Educators Workshop. We hope this will be a useful resource for scholars, students, and fans of popular music. We are also making the instructional videos from John Covach's online course, The History of Rock, available here for streaming, in addition to several other videos. Click on the tabs on the left to visit these pages.
In the News
John Covach Talks about the Rolling Stones on BBC
July 11, 2012