The Influence Of Music And Fashion In The 1960's

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Psychedelic Perception: Music and Fashion in the 1960 's. The sixties, without a doubt, held great change in American popular culture. “Popular culture includes fashion trends can be a flux of both the current culture and the direction in which a popular is moving. The favorite music of the culture may include artists on the Billboard Top 100” (yourdictionary). The introduction to open sexual thought, drug use, and change of traditional culture were the beginning of the transition into the 1960 's. Many musicians came forward and changed the way music was made forever. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan paved a way towards new culture. The fashion and modeling industry was a complete turnaround after the 1950 's, due to the help of …show more content…
The Beatles and Twiggy were two of the most iconic figures of the 1960 's. Both of these figures came from England. The Beatles met and grouped in Liverpool, London and Twiggy was born in Twickenham, Middlesex. (Brumburgh) Though beginning their careers in a single place, their influence quickly spread to America. In the 1950 's, models were much more voluptuous, curvy and held a pin up girl style. Women like Marilyn Monroe set a solid beauty standard, and it seemed it would stay so. In the 1960 's there were some to challenge this standard, one model in particular being the most influential. Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, led to the turnaround in fashion, modeling, and actress line. She was one of the first models to arise and question the standards left behind from the previous decade. She was thin, sleek and held a standard completely opposite from models 10 years before her. “She became hugely popular after a photo shoot with photographer Barry …show more content…
Like fashion and modeling, it was a way to define culture, for the world to come together. The creative aspect of music was a way to share the emotions of others, while fashion was literally expressing who you are. In terms of emotion, The Beatles changed music forever, with their iconic bowl cuts, passionate music, and unforgettable tours. They were the most iconic to emerge form the British Invasion. “Each new Beatles album was an event, an object lesson in how far musical innovation could be pushed forward. The group inspired countless other musicians and bands to push their own musical boundaries” (A&E) They had great influence in England, but coming to America struck new nerves. They were worried they couldn 't show America what they hadn 't already seen in their own music upbringing. They came to America to have a reveal concert, anyways, and little did they know how their iconic music and looks had swept through the US (Usnews) “Despite their reception, they were still a mystery to MOST of America, nut an astonishing 73 million Americans tuned in that night, nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population.”

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