Portsdown U3A

Music Group (Popular)
  • Last Updated: 18 Sep 2016

 Music Group (Popular)

A Century of Popular Music
(in the WIDEST Sense)

A chance to listen to, enjoy, share and find out about all types of popular music from the 1920’s to the present date.
From Jazz to Big Bands – Blues to Beatles – Swing to Skiffle

Some of the themes we have listened to so far :-


An introduction to a Century of music.
The Piano in popular music.
Girls, Girls, Girls!
Banned by the Beeb.
The Musical Theatre.
Country Music & the Blues.
Big Bands and Swing.
Rhythm & Blues.
Ska and Reggae.
Rock ‘n’ Roll
R & B
Music from and about the Cinema
Motor Cars and Music
They nearly made the Charts
The Demon Drink

More  forays into the store of music for all tastes are planned for the coming months , and we are always open to further ideas for our meetings.

The group continues to meet on the second Thursday of each month to listen to and learn more about the world of popular music. Music from the past as well as more up to date styles are tried. We all have our opinions and favourites! It is always good to hear something you may not have considered before – even if it is not to your taste.

We have moved to a different venue now – many thanks to Heather Rogers for hosting our meeetings.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month , starting at 10.15 am.  For more information please contact the group leader.


Group leader: Ted Harfield
Email: contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk