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Why did groups like the Beatles and The Rolling Stones have such great Impact during the 1960's.

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Why did groups like the Beatles and The Rolling Stones have such great Impact during the 1960's One of the many reasons that The Beatles and The Rolling Stones had such a big impact on society in the 1960's was because they showed the voices of the teenagers in that period of time. Teenagers no longer wanted to look like their parents and these groups shared the same opinions. These groups were keeping up to date with the latest fashions, styles and attidudes of the teenagers. Fashion was beginning to change, teenagers no longer wanted to look like their parents. One of the shops which changed teenager's opinions was called Bazaar. Bazaar was a shop owned by a young art student called Mary Quant. At the time women always forced themselves into corsets or griddles to keep a paticular shape. Mary Quant wanted to change all this selling fashion she described as "Allowing people to run, to jump, to leap and retain their precious freedom". ...read more.


Some Tv programmes like Private Eye and TW3 shared simlar opinions and made fun out of the Priminster one of the main targets of fun and The Royal Family. These programmes nearly got banned and taken off the air. The revouloution of popular music started in the 1950's but the technology was improving with the seven inch single released. It became very popular as it was light, cheap and easy to use, you could also play them in a jukebox. Also the price of the Gramaphone had become a lot cheaper and most house holds could now afford one. Coffee bars was the place to socialise with friends, have a drink and listen to the latest singles from your favourite artists. Coffee bars also sold 2nd hand singles from the Jukebox at a fraction of the cost of a new single. The real breakthrough pop group of the 1960's was the Beatles they were different to many bands because they wrote their own songs, and preformed their own music creating their own style. ...read more.


Television was originally created for Educational purposes and the BBC wanted to keep it that way but eventually gave in. The first Tv music programme was Six, Five Special but this didn't cater for teenage taste. Radio was the same although a few pirate radio stations exsisted like "Radio Caroline" and "Radio Luxembourg" but these were on long wave so you couldn't get a very good signal these stations were filled with fizzing and pops. The best thing about Radio Caroline was that it played non stop pop and had a completely different format to everything else even the presenters were young. These radio stations were aimed just at teenagers. Eventually the BBC decided to give in and created a radio station just for teenagers called Radio one. Radio One hired many of the presenters from the pirate radio stations. The BBC also started a music programme dedicated to teenage music called Top of the pops and Ready, Steady, Go. Top of the pops and Radio one are still going strong today while Ready, Steady, Go has died. ...read more.

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