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Counterculture of the 1960s
Transcript of Counterculture of the 1960s
- many songs were written as ways of protesting
- many people of the older generations didn't agree with the lyrics The Beatles were a rock band from the UK that changed music across the universe. They were arguably the greatest and most influential act of the rock era and the 1960's. They introduced more innovations into popular music than any other band of the 20th century. Bob Dylan is considered to be the "father of folk music". He sparked several different genres of music as well, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock. In his later career, he began writing protest songs against topics such as the civil rights movement. "AllMusic." AllMusic. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 June 2013. Jimi Hendrix learned how to play guitar as a teenager and quickly grew to become a guitar legend. He was also an accomplished songwriter and musical experimenter. "Jimi Hendrix Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 06 June 2013. The Beach Boys brought the West Coast throughout the entire country. Their songs had upbeat melodies and lyrics about summer, surfing and having fun, - They rejected middle-class values
- Opposed the war and nuclear weapons
- Their parents had created the greatest booming economy that the world had ever seen, yet, hippies didn't appreciate what their parents had done for them
- Believed that the mainstream culture was corrupt - They believed that life was about being happy and living life the way you want to.
- Had an "if it feels good, do it" attitude
- Showed little concern for the consequences of their - Hippies and Yippees were originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the 1960s and eventually spread to other countries around the world.
- The word "hippie" came from the word "hipster"
- Youth International Party, or Yippies, were people who promoted the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s. PEACE SIGN - forms an upside-down broken cross
- symbolizes love, service to humanity and peace
- started during the anti-war hippie culture and became a part of mainstream society - people also began to hold up a "V" sign with their hands, originally to represent victory
- during the 1960's, its meaning changed to represent peace The "Generation Gap" The motto of the hippie counterculture was "Don't trust anyone over 30." During the 1960's, there was a clear and serious rift that formed between the Baby Boomer generation and their parents of the Depression-era. This was named the Generation Gap. Woodstock was an infamous gathering dedicated to peace, love and music. This music festival lasted three days and was held in 1969. It took place in the midst of the Women's Movement, the Gay Movement and the Civil Rights movement, it was a time of great protest as well. People were debating about all aspects of social culture.
This was one of the most pivotal artistic events in history. People from all across the country came to attend this event to express their feelings towards society and enjoy the music. -The most widely used drugs of the 1960s were mushrooms, marijuana and LSD
-Drugs became popularized in the 1960s for recreational use by music and mass media.
-LSD Was popularized in the 1960s by people like psychologist Timothy Leary who encouraged American students to “turn on, tune in, and drop out”
- These drugs became an escape for people where they could get away from the real world and enter a psychedelic one
- LSD was originally made in hopes to treate severe headaches
- Many musicians encouraged the use of drugs in their songs and also wrote many of their songs while on these drugs JEOPARDY!! http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Jun201323/game1370830037.php