Richard Nixon Many drastic changes stand out from the early 1970s. It was a time of revolution with Vietnam, the hippie era and politics. One important political figure comes to mind when mentioning this era, the famous president Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon’s role throughout the early 1970s and his presidency made history through the acts he passed, The Watergate Scandal and his resignation. Richard Nixon was born in California in 1913.
Trevor Stiede 9/24/14 Block A & B Era paper Era of 1976-2000 Whether it was the beat of rap music, beating drums in a parade or beating the record on Crash Bandicoot, the era of 1976-2000 changed America. The era of 1976-2000 was significant to America. It was significant to America because of rap music, America's 200th birthday, and the release of three big hit game consoles.
Rock and Roll has revolutionized the way we behave, dress, and much more. To this day rock and roll continues to make its statement in society. It had become a popular music genre that dominated the 1950’s and currently today 's music culture. The music genre originated in the 1950’s. It is a combination of Jazz, Blues, and Gospel.
Rock and roll music emerged in the 1950s and greatly influenced the post-World War II society in America. When it began, some people enjoyed it, but once it began growing in popularity many groups opposed it and tried to censor those who created it. Rock music not only influenced American society and culture, but it also spread to many parts of the world and influenced their cultures as well. The rock and roll music created in the 1950s-1960s has overstepped boundaries and faced many challenges while helping change society and the music scene forever.
The hippie culture, which started at the late 1960’s, continued into the early 1970’s, which was all about discos, and colorful & innovative and faded towards the middle end of the decade, which involved opposition to the Vietnam War, opposition to nuclear weapons, the advocacy of world peace, and hostility to the authority of government and big business. The environmentalist movement began to increase dramatically in this period. But, enough with that let’s get more deeper into the fashion, hairstyles, makeup, music and entertainment. The women’s hairstyles varied from soft, long and feminine too short and edgy.
The Beatles contribution to changing American culture is endless. But the Beatles appearance in America really changed our music,style, and arts. Without the Beatles we would still be stuck in the 50s with greased hair, Buddy Holly, and cartoon bears stealing picnic baskets. A reporter once asked “How long do you think Beatlemania will last?”
Psychedelic rock is a genre of popular music that brought change to the rock metal scene forever. This genre tries to replicate and enhance the mind altering experiences of psychedelic drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. The emergence of psychedelic rock in the 1960s carried with it the counterculture revolution of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It emerged from the collision of drug scene, rock music and rebellious youth. The youth had a movement that focused on escape from authority, society and mainstream religion.
Without Rock and Roll, many genres of music would never have emerged, such as: garage rock, pop rock, blues rock, and psychedelic rock. Although rock no longer rules popular music, the styles of the 1960’s still appeal to the ears of those born long after. The utopian frenzy of rock defined the music of that era, and to this day continues to structure the music we call Rock and Roll
In other words, they changed popular culture. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts it this way: “They literally stood the world of pop culture on its head, setting the musical agenda for the remainder of the decade” (“The Beatles”). There is nobody more important than The Beatles when it comes to popular culture (“The Beatles”). The Beatles changed fashion; in hope to be like the band, boys started growing their hair out, purchasing cheap suits, and buying boots just like The Beatles. The sixties were about personal liberation, with this in mind, The Beatles had perfected a soundtrack to go with that.
The Beatles influenced everyday life as well as music, allowing them to be one of the most influential music groups on record. Through music the Fab Four were political activists who lead young people to be involved, became the faces of what fashion was supposed to be, and inspired musicians worldwide. The night The Beatles stepped onto “The Ed Sullivan Show” is the night music changed
I was born in the 90’s, raised in the 70’s, exposed to the 1800’s, and live in the 21st century. It is because of this I have few favorites and that I am open to experiencing new and hopefully amazing things. I was brought up in the 70’s because my parents raised me in the environment they were. Raised listening to music similar to Metallica, Queen, and Jonny Cash, played on the Atari before a handheld game system, and because of this I grew up with a very unique experience. I enjoy all that music to this day, but I eventually developed my own tastes.
Rock music in the 1960s was egalitarian, eclectic, and real based on a number of reasons. To explain the 'real' piece of rock music in the 1960s, one would have to know that there was war going on overseas that didn't make sense to Americans as to why it was going on (the Vietnam war). There was also still severe inequality between blacks and whites causing protests to occur via the Civil Rights movement, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There was inequality between women and mens rights. These issues caused dissatisfaction to occur in the American people.
They started new and innovative trends of experimentation with sex and started the idea of using drugs for recreation. They promoted peace and opened up capitalist society to the idea of socialism. These are all major themes which have forever altered the course of future societies and are themes that are still massive influences on our societal decisions today! The band consisted of John Lennon (1940–1980), Paul McCartney (b. 1942), George Harrison (1943–2001), and Ringo Starr (b. 1940)
The Beatles were probably the most important trendsetters of the 1960s in Britain and for many people, the sixties mean the Beatles and vice versa (Hecl 36). The Beatles dominated pop music and become a part of the world’s cultural history (Hecl 5). They were not just a musical band but a cultural phenomenon as their music and their representations of musical artists had an immense impact on youth culture which they worked to capture the spirit of the sixties (Hecl 37). For this, the Beatles became a major symbol of cultural transformation and undoubtedly the leaders of the 1960s youth culture (Charness 10, Corry 1). As much as music is the reflections of the listeners and society, pop music both influenced and reflected the youth culture.