I think it’s been almost a year since I’ve last posted… WOW!
2012 was a very intense, busy year for me and I rarely had time to scan & post. I’ve got a much lighter school and work schedule this quarter so hopefully by this weekend I will have some new stuff for you all. :)
I’m not sure of the exact location and date of the photograph but I’m pretty sure it was taken during JFK’s time at Choate, so sometime in the early 1930s. I’m guessing it may have also been taken on campus but I can’t confirm. I know it’s not much but I hope that helps! :)
Interesting project! I think a good start could be a brief explanation of the musical climate of the late 50s. Maybe discuss the status of early rock icons (Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard) and how early rock and roll was becoming more pop oriented, which can lead into the teen idols and pop groups (girl groups, Motown). From there, you could go into folk music, the british invasion, psychadelic rock, etc.
As for websites, I’m not sure I know too many. I took a history of rock and roll class a few years ago and the reading material was all online. I can link you to that http://www.eisel.us/rock/index.html . The 60s are discussed from Chapter 1-5 and are pretty short, easy chapters to read. This website http://www.spectropop.com/hmadanibrief.html has a very brief history as well. I hope those two can be of some help. Maybe a few followers may know of a few other sites to help you out?
I’m guessing you want me to post Elvgren material? I will do so as soon as I can :)
I know I said I’d post during spring break and I am VERY sorry for neglecting you all. I have just 3 quarters left to graduate and my workload is off the wall. I want to just give up and run away, but alas, I must keep on with my studies.
So sorry guys! I’ll do my best to post some things soon.