The war in Vietnam to do this day has gone down as one of the influential and controversial wars in United States history. The war lasted from 1955 to 1975.The nation as a whole began to uproar over the war and the major consequences of the war. There were many reasons why so many Americans were against the war. Public opinion steadily turned against the war following 1967 and by 1970 only a third of Americans believed that the U.S. had not made a mistake by sending troops to fight in Vietnam (Wikipedia). Not to mention, many young people protested because they were the ones being drafted while others were against the war because the anti-war movement grew increasingly popular among the counterculture and drug culture in American society and
Punk rock is either one of the best or worst movements in society depending on how you look at it. Rebellion itself can be very scary to a country or very liberating for its people. It takes sacrifices from groups of people who are looking to make things better. A perfect example is the Civil Right protests that took place in the early 60’s. The cultural influence that punk carried still has values that can be observed today.
Throughout history, people have always been drawn to all the different types of music. It moves people and gets them to feel all sorts of emotions, it connects people in ways nothing else can, and that is truly spectacular. Cultivated and vernacular music are very different types of music, Vernacular being native and cultivated being more modern, but can both bring out the same in emotions in someone. Music can be an escape to some people, a moment where they just get engulfed in the song and not worry about anything going on around them, people are moved by music in so many ways, it is inspiring and sends a message to anyone willing to listen. In these two concerts, it is about more than just sound, it is about a feeling, a feeling of joy, of awe, so many emotions run through one as they listen.
A rock musical is a musical theatre work with rock music. The genre of rock musical may overlap somewhat with album musicals, concept albums and song cycles, as they sometimes tell a story through the rock music, and some album musicals and concept albums become rock musicals. The world of musical theatre had late responded to the rock-and-roll revolution in comparison to Hollywood, which in the year 1956 assembled films such as Rock Around the Clock and Rock, Rock, Rock. While Broadway came out with it first rock musical, Bye Bye Birdie, in 1960, which was a parody of the effects of rock and roll on small- town traditional Americans.
Examining the music of the 19th and the 20th century, we do realize that music was strongly intertwined with social, political, and cultural state of that time. For example, the start of the 19th century, which is typically noted for its intense political, social, and cultural upheaval was marked as beginning with the French Revolution in 1789 and ending with the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832, occurrences which exemplify the political zeal of the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth centuries as well as the resultant changes brought about in society. Romanticism bloomed as a reaction to the effects of the social transformation caused by the Revolution. Music was no longer under the control of the church, and was no longer exclusive to the aristocrats. People started to realize the potential in music and its ability to express deep feelings and ideas.
Throughout history, writers have been religiously recording the important events and emotions humanity has felt during the cheerful and depressing time. Authors, poets, and musicians have a special ability to get in touch with people’s emotions, but the artists of the Harlem Renaissance were exceptional at conveying their point of view to others. Many life changing events happened during the Harlem Renaissance, as well as the Roaring ‘20s. Of all of the writing periods the Harlem Renaissance preserved history through the diverse forms of art and writing that was produced during that time.
Music As Protest Music has been used throughout many wars and conflicts as a way to protest and share the beliefs of people. I choose Creedence Clearwater Revivals song “Fortunate Son”, because this song spoke to the masses during the Vietnam Conflict taking place on the other side of the world. Creedence Clearwater Revival created a song that shared what the many people believed in the United States and helped get their voices heard. “Fortunate Son” shared the true story about majority of the middle and lower class Americans feelings. Vietnam had just gone through a war through 1954 to push France their colonial ruler out.
Throughout the past years hip hop and rap artists use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artists lyrics someone will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about; because either they have done the same things or they are having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that’s what a hip hop artist is doing. Though hip hop music has influenced our culture positively. Hip hop also perpetuate violence towards young people as well.
Little Songs, Big Meanings Music is a critical form of expression, especially in times of political and social unrest; it has been an ever-present component in protest movements throughout history. Songs have the power to not only unite a group of people, but also motivate them. Music is an important historical text that provides us understanding into the circumstances that led up to protest movements and the reasons that motivate its activists. They are far more complex than just types of entertainment. Protest songs have no specific genre and can often be applied in many social movements.
3 Rolling Stone: Shifting from Alternative towards Mainstream Media This chapter analyzes the evolution of Rolling Stone on the U.S. media market. It shows how the magazine has shifted its orientation from the alternative media covering the American countercultural trends of the 1960s towards the mainstream media writing about the contemporary American popular culture. 3.1 The Beginnings of the Magazine Rolling Stone is one of the most prominent U.S. entertainment magazines. It was launched in San Francisco in 1967 by a twenty-one-year-old Lee Chadwick’s boarding high school graduate and a Berkeley dropout Jann Wenner.