Texas Tech University

Popular Music of World War II

Dates: November 11, 2019

Meets: M from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

OLLI Member: $0.00

Please note: this course requires membership in 2019 Lubbock Membership

The 1940s were a rich time of popular music filled with dance music, swing bands and talented vocalists. But, when the United States entered World War II, few Americans could predict how their lives were about to change. Stirring and confidence-building songs like “We Did it Before and We’ll Do Again” appealed to the patriotism of citizens finding themselves, once again, in a world war. Heartfelt songs like “When the Lights Go on Again (All Over the World)” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” spoke to the separation and uncertain reality of the times. Come learn the stories behind the popular music from World War II.
Fee: $0.00

Larry Hess

Larry Hess, M.M., is a retired Lubbock Independent School District educator and an OLLI member. He is also a professional musician, having retired after 30 years as a percussionist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.


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