Music 101

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Host: Margot
Sundays at 10 am MST and Wednesdays at 8 pm MST

Music 101 is part music/part history lesson with your teacher and host Margot. Every week, Margot highlights a different chapter in music history, bringing you songs you love and the stories behind them. Music 101 explores how music and history both affect one another, while highlighting topics like the Wrecking Crew, banned and censored songs, the Civil Rights Movement, CBGB’s, the Hammond organ in rock — and much more.

Recent Episodes

The Mellotron

The Mellotron

It’s an instrument that has defied categorization, has influenced The Beatles, defined Prog Rock, and is eerie and beautiful all at once

New Wave

New Wave

This edition of Music 101 explores the New Wave genre of the late 1970’s through its MTV heyday, featuring the music of The Velvet Underground, Blondie, Elvis Costello, and many more

Vietnam And Campus Unrest

Vietnam And Campus Unrest

The music emanating from the Vietnam War era is among the most inspired and civically engaged in American history

Mercy Mercy Me (Musicians & Ecology)

Mercy Mercy Me (Musicians & Ecology)

With Earth Day coming up on April 22, the words of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” resonate. Pictured, social justice advocate, Pete Seeger.

Brian Eno (The Early Years)

Brian Eno (The Early Years)

Brian Eno has defied categorization for decades. His early music is the work of an artist at the most cutting edge of sound.

Hammond Organ

Hammond Organ

The Hammond organ came on the scene in 1935, and revolutionized keyboard-driven songs

Madchester

Someone once described the Madchester scene as, “a breeding ground for aggressively marketed mediocrity”