Course: Let's Doo-Wop Again (OSH-DOOWOP)

Video DJ Murray Ellison invites you to learn about and sing Doo-Wop music again. This highly important musical genre originated in the 1940s with urban-inspired gospel and blues. In the 1950s, young black then white male ensembles started taking to the street corners of urban areas to produce outstanding group harmonies, mostly unaccompanied by instruments. Some of the most popular were the Platters, the Drifters, and Dion & The Belmonts. Then, several popular female groups, like the Shirelles, Crystals, and Chiffons, also propelled the doo-wop trend. Naturally, record companies jumped at the chance to record these groups, producing some of the most loved songs for teenagers of that era. American Bandstand also helped to elevate this style to national audiences. The influence of Doo-Wop music extended well into the 1960s and beyond with the Motown sound, Rock & Roll, and modern hip-hop.

 Session: OSH324.DOOWOP (18 seats (18%) remaining)

Schedule: Wednesday, Aug 7
Times: 01:00pm - 03:00pm


Name Additional Resources
Murray Ellison

Facility Detail

Robins School of Business
BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162