Rock N Roll Influence On Pop Culture

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Music is one of the most important aspects to culture. Music is the glue that holds society together. Music changes constantly to fit the vision of new artists. Although music is always changing, it is often influenced by past artists or events. Many decades left a mark on musical history . One decade that changed music was the 1950s. This is due to the fact that rock n roll was invented in the 50s. The people of the 50s described rock n’ roll as a form of music, stepped in blues rhythm and blues, country, and gospel (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum). This was said to be the reason that rock n roll has such a distinctive sound. Record producers searched for white men to sing black music ("America Rocks and Rolls"). This was important because…show more content…
In 1991, Nirvana released their breakout album “Nevermind” (Stuart). This left its impact on musical history because it showed people that depression was okay ( "8 Reasons Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Is The Most Important Rock Album of All Time”). This left was extremely important because many people suffer from depression. Nirvana helped to reassure them that depression was not shameful. Nirvana was also the first grunge band to make the cover of Rolling Stone (Stuart). This was important because it showed how popular and how well liked grunge music was. Nirvana also brought fashion to the less fortunate and resonated with the disenfranchised ("8 Reasons Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Is The Most Important Rock Album of All Time”). This left its mark on musical history because it gave the less fortunate someone to stand with. Also Nirvana gave a voice to the voiceless. Their lead singer Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994 (Stuart). Cobain’s music has allowed him to live on. Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was the first grunge anthem and it allowed people today to reminisce in Cobain's memory (Stuart). “Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is a song that stood the test of time. It is still extremely popular today. The song stands for teenage freedom; as well as, non conforming into society’s norms (“The Story Behind Smells Like Teen Spirit”). This is important because rock music was always the scapegoat parents would use when their kids were acting up. Also it is important that people learn that they do not have to conform to what society deems exceptable. They should simply be themselves and everything else will figure itself
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