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MUSC 130 The Beatles, British Invasion, Psychedelia: Home

Professor John Covach

Course Description

The history of the Beatles' career and music is explored in the context of the band's stylistic development, as well as against the backdrop of social, cultural, technical, and music-business events and issues of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. No background in music theory or ability to play a musical instrument is required.

Welcome to the Art/Music Library


Welcome to the Art/Music Library. Please ask us for help! Our librarians and student workers at the desk can help you find resources and information. 

Visit us here!

  • The Art/Music Library is located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library. All scores (M call numbers) and music books (ML and MT call numbers) are located on the open shelves within the Art/Music Library, as are current copies of our music magazines and journals.
  • CDs are kept in the back and may be requested from the desk. LPs are stored in the Art stacks. 
  • Recordings may be listened to in the Art/Music library or checked out for a limited time period.
  • Reference books are located in the rear left nook.
  • Finale and Sibelius music-writing programs are available at two of our work stations. Please ask at the desk.

Social Sciences Librarian

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Kathy Wu
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These books and resources may be useful for this class!

There are many more books, recordings, and videos about the Beatles in the Art Music Library. Here is a tiny selection. Search the Library Catalog (see below) or come in and browse the collection!

Frequently Used Music Links

Music Databases

DiscoverUR Catalog Search

Use the Catalog Search in DiscoverUR to search specifically for books or journal titles or other materials available at the University of Rochester Library. Use the full Articles, Books & More for searching for article authors and titles.

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Finding a book in the Stacks in Rush Rhees

Interesting random music stuff to explore