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How did music develop during the period 1960 to the present day? The introduction of rock 'n' roll in the 1950's was the start of a new genre to the younger population.

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How did music develop during the period 1960 to the present day? The introduction of rock 'n' roll in the 1950's was the start of a new genre to the younger population. This was the start of rebelling, sex and drugs. Some of the rock 'n' roll stars that were around at this time were Elvis Presley, the King, Bill Haley and Lonnie Donegan. Parents and the church frowned upon rock 'n' roll. Elvis especially, as he danced in a 'sexual' way in front of all the young viewers. He was also seen as a rebel and a crude person. Also some of the lyrics from the rock 'n' roll era were said to be rude. ...read more.

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In 1960, they also had the rock era; this consisted of glam rock and punk rock. Glam rock introduced artists like Gary glitter, Elton John, David Bowie and the sweet. These artists wore make-up and outrageous costumes, and played loud electric rock music. Whereas punk rock consisted of bands such as The Clash, The Damned and The Buzzcocks. These groups set out to shock people, playing music that was loud, fast and heavy, more noise than actual music. The Sex Pistols were seen to be one of the most outrageous bands ever! As they swore on live television, and all it seemed like they wanted to do was get drunk and stoned. ...read more.

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A lot of female artists in this era had a stronger image than those of the years before. Madonna was one of the best-selling artists of the 1980's, and Tina Turner, a veteran of the 1960's, made a hugely successful comeback. The Spice Girls cultivated a great image for young girls with the slogan 'girl power'. Today the music industry is very different. There are a lot more bands nowadays and also a lot more genres of music. Music is a lot more lenient as well, on the album covers there can be rude pictures and also the lyrics sometimes have a lot of swearing and blasphemy in. ?? ?? ?? ?? Iain Ashdown 10 CMH ...read more.

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