Woodstock Music's Influence On Youth Culture

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To start the switch in styles of Rock and Roll, the Alabama White Citizens Council came out with a pamphlet titled A Manual for Southerners . This literature acknowledged that it is the music industry that has the biggest influence on how kids present themselves from the way they dress to their mannerisms. The white, southerners who wrote this pamphlet were afraid their children would start interacting in interracial manners and wanted to protest this vulgarism by boycotting “Negro records”. (Larson page 53) This did not help in the upcoming battle towards civil rights for African Americans. Rock and Roll was one of the first medias to end segregation within itself, it brought blacks and whites together and was lead by not surprisingly the youth culture. …show more content…

After the success of the Monterey Pop Festival, many people were looking for a new festival to attend. Woodstock was highly anticipated and people from all around the country travelled to New York to see the once of a lifetime event. It was a place where like minded people gathered to listen to music, camp, and spread their message. To play at Woodstock was a huge privilege. Bands such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, and the Grateful Dead. The creators of Woodstock could have never expected the number of people and were not prepared whatsoever. It was the peak of the 60s but shortly after it, the hippy movement collapsed. In accordance to the new hippy movement came heavy metal which like several other types of music, started in England. People were tired of the free spirited mindset and wanted to bring society back down to the dirty reality of what was happening in life. Heavy metal uses dark lyrics, distortions, and sound. It is loud and mean. Heavy metal incorporated symbols of satanism, death, and violence in the lyrics and

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