“Rock & Revolution” – Radical notes from the soundtrack of our college years

The Class of 1974 was pleased to sponsor “Rock & Revolution” on May 20, 2021, an online event for classmates everywhere, to explore the soundtrack of our college years. How did our music express the politics of those days, and how is it relevant now? Our speaker (and deejay) was Dr. Angharad Davis, who teaches “Music and Revolution” in Yale’s Department of Music. 

Watch and listen to the “Rock & Revolution” playlist we created as part of this event.

In the video clip below, Dr. Davis unveils the songs that present-day Yalies consider to be “songs of revolution.”

What do today’s Yale students consider songs of revolution?

Here is Dr. Davis’s full presentation [pdf]: