School of prog rock
I wonder if anyone is able to help point me in the right direction. As a lifelong (well, not yet, but I will be) prog fan, I’ve been wondering about doing something academic given my passion. I’ve had a brief look at university syllabuses (syllabi?) but nothing jumps out at me.
In essence, I was thinking of a thesis around the enduring relevance of prog rock. The prog rock movement, starting in the mid-1960s, carried forward the principles of groundbreaking music performed by artists that often had classical training and were in a position to know what the rules are to break them. That the movement has endured for over 50 years with some original bands still intact and performing and many others emulating them gives confidence that the genre will thrive for decades or more to come. Sounds fun, at least to me!
I’d want to do some research on the artists who preceded Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, VdGG, how the prog movement did and didn’t use them and why it seems to be enduring.
Anybody know anyone that can help?
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