Fats, The Innovator and The Killer: The Kings of Rock Piano

Enjoy a retrospective of the three greatest Rock pianists from the origins of the genre. Fats Domino brought Blues and New Orleans Creole culture to early rock; Little Richard introduced the driving rhythms and falsetto yells copied by the Beatles and others; and The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, was the first “Wild Man of Rock and Roll”.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Fats Domino. Early Rock from Blues and R and B roots. The influence of New Orleans. The career of Fats Domino and living in the 9th Ward.
  • Little Richard. Gospel and Blues roots. The piano as an innovator in stage shows. The cover versions controversy. His changes to gospel and lifestyles and his re-emergence. His influence on the British bands.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis. Sun Records beginnings. The Wild Man images. His development as a rock star and the use of the piano and an instrument and a prop.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. An appreciation of the important of the Piano as an instrument in the development of Rock and Roll Music.
  2. An examination of the Rock’s origins in the Blues and Gospel music.
  3. Understanding of the development of Black Music into Country and Rhythm and Blues musical forms.
  4. The Place of the three musicians in the history of Rock and Popular Music.
$39 Limited

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05 Feb

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