Music 101 Posts

Music 101 airs every Sunday at 5 pm and Wednesday at 8 pm on The Colorado Sound. The Music 101 blog dives deeper into the history and the music from the program.

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

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.

Music 101 Vietnam And Campus Protests

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

Earth Day

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

Hammond organ

The Hammond organ came on the scene in 1935, and revolutionized keyboard-driven songs. Listen to a playlist from the program.