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Rolling Stones influence on the 1960s
Transcript of Rolling Stones influence on the 1960s
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The brought their music stateside as leaders of the "British Invasion" of bands becoming successful in the United States. The Rolling Stones had a popular sound and rebellious lyrics that implemented and fueled the countercultural ideas of the American youth. "They simply threw overboard the things that were being preached in schools and official places" - G. Schneidewind
The Rolling Stones were in direct contrast with the Beatles in terms of image. They were rough and rebellious, significantly different from the peace and love vibe that many people attach to the sixties.
The Rolling Stone's lyrics and songwriting mirrored events that were currently happening in the world. They sang about taboo topics like sex and violence that were being ignored by mainstream media.
The Rolling Stones had a large impact on college kids, with their rebellious lyrics and punk outlook. They became a huge part of youth culture, as kids used the music made by the rolling stones to break the confines of society. Music was an accessible and effective way of implementing and circulating ideas.
"Well, it's a very rough, very violent era. Violence on the screens, pillage and burning. And Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense..." - Keith Richards