Music In The 1960's

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Music has been around since the beginning of human communication. As Andrew Dubber, a professor of music industry innovation at Birmingham City University and director at Music Tech Fest Live states, “Music is about human beings communicating with other human beings” (Panagiotopoulos). The most popular way to experience music is from live performances, or concerts. Your favorite band typically goes on tour around the world, offering a chance for you to see them in person. It does not have to be current music however, as this has been a part of music for thousands of years. Automobiles, however, have not been around for that long. It was not for a long time till cars became what they are today, where people practically worship them. The …show more content…
The majority of the country believed that they were heading into the Golden Ages, but there are many reasons against and for this. On the bad side of this was the government. President John F. Kennedy was loved by the public and was looked on as to lead the country through the decade. This dream abruptly ended on November 22, 1963, when JFK was assassinated. This led to a distraught country that was going downhill. The War in Vietnam was going terribly, the Civil Rights Movement was progressing, and the country turned radical. Not everything in the country was bad in the 60’s though. Good things did develop behind all of the chaos and action. The movement of music was very influential in the country. This was led by the group known as the “Hippies”. These were mostly college students and younger people that were part of the Baby Boomer generation. The music movement was led by artists such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and more (Candaele). Towards the end of the generation, “In the summer of 1969, for example, more than 400,000 young people trooped to the Woodstock music festival in upstate New York, a harmonious three days that seemed to represent the best of the peace-and-love generation” (History.com). Music was not the only new development going on in the 1960’s. The automotive industry saw something entirely new: performance cars. Before this, as previously mentioned, cars were basic. The most notable performance cars in the United States were known as Muscle Cars. Muscle cars are defined as a large two door car fitted with a V-8 engine. Car such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Pontiac GTO were some of the high horsepower cars of the 60’s that had one purpose: to go fast in a straight line. This all changed in the 1970’s when new emissions laws were passed and the Golden Age of performance cars was

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