F105 Fall 2019 Sisters in Song
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Oct. 22–Nov. 12
Instructor: Jim Dunphy
Four women changed the face of music, starting in the 1960s and continuing to this day. This class will look at the lives, times, and music of Judy Collins, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. All born within seven years of each other, their paths and interests would intersect repeatedly over 40 years. These illustrated lectures, with clips from performances, will consider the lives of each singer, look at a small sampling of their respective songbooks, and reflect on how they influenced each other and the music world around them. The influence of muses, various lovers, and fellow musicians such as James Taylor; Leonard Cohen; Cat Stevens; and Crosby, Stills, and Nash will be evaluated.
Jim Dunphy has taught a number of OLLI classes on music, baseball, movies, and history, and has seen a number of these performers in different live venues.