Through Elvis Presley's efforts, he was named one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century because he helped create the Rock and Roll era and was named “king” of Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll influenced society in many different ways through history. It influenced many Americans to act many different ways and Rock and Roll still effects our lives today. Rock and Roll all started in the early 1950s.
Popular culture or pop culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society. The most common pop culture categories are: entertainment, sports, news, politics, fashion/clothes, technology and slang. Popular culture is often viewed as being trivial and "dumbed down" in order to find consensual acceptance throughout the mainstream. As a result, it comes under heavy criticism from various non-mainstream sources which deem it superficial, consumerist, sensationalist, or corrupt.
Discussion #2 Racial Politics and Rock and Roll In this week’s discussion we were ask to discuss racial politics and its effect on rock and roll. In order to understand this we first must understand what racial politics is. According to the English dictionary racial politics is, “the practice of political actors exploiting the issue of race to forward an agenda”. Then we must ask ourselves how does racial politics relate to rock and roll?
It wasn 't a paragraph that caught my attention, it was the "running commentary on merchandise, media, and entertainment" (Orlean) that really left an impact. The thoughts are short and change so quickly, but it kept me interested. What else could this unusually profound ten-year-old boy from Suburban New Jersey have to say about pop-culture in the 1980s? Maybe it 's because I tend to write in short sentences and change subject quickly. Maybe it 's because, though I never saw a day of the '80s, he mentioned things (Frosted Flakes, Step By Step, Skittles, the Giants, his mom being the most beautiful woman in the world) that I could easily relate to.
BEATLES 1)http://www.timesreporter.com/article/20140208/News/140209379 2)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles%27_influence_on_popular_culture The Beatles the famous English rock band, was formed in Liverpool in 1960. The band had four members John Lennon, George Harrison , Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and became widely known as the best ever band of that time. The rock band influenced rock music and popular culture.
Ryan Spaeth Dr. Wolf History of Rock and Roll The Beatles arguably have had more influence on American pop music and culture than any other artists since the second half of the 20th century up to the present. The band originated in Liverpool as an amateur teenage skiffle group called the Quarry Men, which was formed by John Lennon in 1956 and named after his school, Quarry Bank High (MacDonald, 1). Paul McCartney and George Harrison joined shortly after, and along with Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best, they were then known as the Beatles. Shortly before Sutcliffe’s departure in 1961, a music shop owner in Liverpool named Brian Epstein heard the Beatles’ music, became their manager, and secured the band with a recording contract at Parlophone in 1962 (MacDonald, 1). Soon after, Ringo Starr replaced George Best on drums, and the group began recording songs quickly and efficiently; in other words, when it came to song writing, the Beatles had both quality and quantity.
To write and talk about the relation between the two may seem like comparing chalk and cheese, but religion and pop culture aren’t as different as we think they could be. For one, the kind of unity among people that they command is huge. The two are also equally divisive and when they cross conflicting paths, the story is wholly different. Religion is understood as a set of beliefs and practices accepted by a number of persons or sects containing a code governing the conduct of human affairs. Popular culture isn’t very different as it is believed to govern peoples’ beliefs, thoughts, ideas and perspectives over a wide range of issues and non - issues, with the extensive use of mass media.
I. Punk music, it has a reputation for being chaotic and rebellious. But how did punk music start? In the 60s, rock music was “feel-good”, which young adults did not enjoy. These young adults wanted to take a stand against the status quo, and be themselves. They wanted to go against the mainstream music scene and all that it stood for.
What is the relationship between popular culture and high culture? In this essay I intend to explore the terms popular culture and high culture and I will also look at how the relationship between these two terms has become distorted and blurred over time. In order to reinforce what I am saying about popular and high culture I will be using a range of examples to show how the line between high culture and popular culture has become blurred. We first need to define the term “culture”, so as to explain pop and high culture.
Over the last few decades, the world has witnessed the evolution of many different aspects of popular cultures, such as movies, technology, music, and fashion. Although the medium of Pop Culture has a lot to do with whether or not it actually causes change or if it just reflects on what has taken place. The general trend is that Pop Culture is utilized to reflect changes in people’s attitudes and beliefs, and only in rare instances does it actually cause significant changes. Movies in the 1970s and 80s are prime examples of how popular culture reflects on what is going on in society at the time, however, technological advancements in the 1990s is an anomalous example of when popular culture has caused changes in society.
Music just like any art form arises from the desire to express one’s emotions towards a particular subject or person. Country music tells one the story of love and struggle. Hip Hop express one’s story of struggle. When examined closely every musical genre can be seen to express a certain sentiment for people and the world. Rock and Roll is no different.
In the last 60 years music has changed a great deal but while you were in the fallout shelter you missed out on one of the most influential music performers of all time and that is The Beatles. The Beatles took the America by storm when they arrived in 1964. With their influential stylings and their new sound on music everyone fell into “Beatle-Mania”. While you were in the fallout shelter you missed out on all the music that came about because of The Beatles, through their influence it brought forth a new way people saw rock and how many people interpreted it. One of America’s best musician and proclaimed as the “King of Rock” was influenced by The Beatles and that person was Elvis Presley(Biography).