After the Byrds introduced folk-rock in 1965, musicians began to expand rock, folk-rock, soul and R&B music to include a variety of other elements, including country-oriented and psychedelic influences. Singer-songwriters, drugs and rock festivals also changed the evolving music scene. Folk music, enhanced by new production techniques, continued to flourish in spite of these changes. Using lectures, videos and recorded music, we will explore this metamorphosis from 1966 through the 1970s.
Bob Mellor (BM.OLLI@Charter.net) is interested in and has followed folk, folk-rock, rock and other popular music forms since his mid-teens. As a fan of the evolving music scene of the 1960s, he especially appreciates folk, folk-rock and the variety of musical genres available today.