Argumentative Essay On Rock And Roll

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Danielle Hall FYE 192.02/Professor Benton Drug and Culture Argumentative paper #1 January 30, 2017 Drugs and Rock and Roll In my Argumentative paper, I will be discussing not only my opinion but also facts and research on whether rock and roll encourages drug use or not. I will be getting three different facts on how drug use effects the rock and roll industry. In my opinion I do think that drug use is one of the main things that people notice when they go to concerts, listen closely to the lyrics of the band’s music, and also just in general. I also think that if drugs were not a part of the rock and roll industry then almost all of the rock and roll music would be significantly different. Some magazine articles have discussed whether…show more content…
As stated by Rolling Stones Magazine “” sex, drugs, and rock & roll” can best be used to describe the music scene in the Seventies, an era where all genres were fueled by everything from alcohol and marijuana to cocaine and Quaaludes” (Rolling Stones). Drugs and alcohol were the main factors in what people thought or talked about when it came to rock and roll music and also most of the fans that followed these bands. Many artists used drugs so much that it eventually ended up taking their lives from them. Rolling Stones states in their article that “it didn’t come without a catastrophic cost as artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all passed away from drug use, and New York City’s punk scene on a whole was decimated by heroin” (Rolling Stones). This quote from the article is support that with everything that you do in your life has consequences, sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad. These artists, among many, suffered the bad consequences of doing these

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