Hippie Culture In The 1970s

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In the 1970s, there were very little glam rock music culture in Singapore. The government authorities was not supporting men having long hair and the type of music that comes with it. It was thought to express gangsterism and drug culture. The Singapore government, was not the only country that did not support men having long hair. Other cities for example Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), (Seoul) South Korea, (Melbourne) Australia and even (Dublin) Ireland were also harsh with any men who have long hair or supported it. Why Singapore banned Glam Rock Rock music was considered dodgy and related to drugs. It was considered as corrupting the minds of the young. The government in Singapore had their own thoughts that the so-called hippie culture was…show more content…
Surrounded by others like the Bee Gees and Led Zeppelin, all were being restrained from performing on stage in Singapore because they refused to follow the government’s policy. There were still a few bands that thrived from the 1970s. A lead singer Alban De Souza who leads a band called “Tania”. They have been in performance for the previous 40 years in Singapore in popular music lounges such as Talk of the town, Pebbles, Peppermint Park, Anywhere music pub, and now recently they are playing live at Harry’s at Orchard Tower and also at the Esplanade performance Studio. This band represent the glamour pop rock band of the 70s. There was an Australian glamour rock band (Little River Band) that they talked about Singapore in their books that things are very harsh in conditions and control. In 1982 they had a new single called “Down on the border” but the band would never visit Singapore because of its strict conditions and they said “And I would never go to Singapore, as the people there will cut my hair”. In a short period of 30 years from the 1970s, Singapore’s music experienced a fast pace of blossoming, yet it fell harshly within a few years after. Piracy put in to the decline to a much lesser degree than the efforts of the government, to ignorantly stamp out any traces of growing
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