• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Popular culture in the 1960s did more harm than good

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Popular culture in the 1960s did more harm than good Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this view Popular culture in the 1960s did more harm than good because there were more crimes being committed especially for organised (gang) crime and London's 'crime rate' increased by 124% and in 1964 indictable crime figures reached 1 million for the first time, this shows that something went wrong in the 60s and I believe that it was the pop culture that caused this with music like the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones and jimmy Hendrix that influenced drug use and therefore people committing crimes to pay for the drugs that they'd heard from the Beatles and Janis Joplin, who didn't sing about drugs but she was well known for taking drugs. That was a bad influence in itself. ...read more.

Middle

classmate called Lucy and she was in the sky with diamonds, but it was in reality about drugs because when they wrote it they were on drugs and it explains that in the lyrics like "picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies" there were more lyrics like that that made it seem like a drug trip. Gambling was a big problem in the 60s that wasn't helped by the fact that gambling had been legalised and the only radio station teenagers actually listened to was encouraging gambling (radio Luxembourg) this was extremely bad for teenagers because they were gambling and turning to crime to get more money for gambling, but gambling was not the biggest problem in the 60s it was mainly drugs and alcohol, so in reality here was a big circle for the reasons the crime rate had gone up. ...read more.

Conclusion

in 1969, this was good because they would have learned about how to do things, like for the boys carpentry and metal work and for girls touch-typing, sewing and cookery, this was good because rather than spend all day doing drugs they were at school learning vital skills for everyday life. This was also a place for friends to talk, about music after lessons, and about where and when they could meet to take drugs, or even to sniff glue, which was also rife in the 60's So in reality yes the popular culture did do more harm than good, but that what made the 60s what it was, and is remembered, as being the best time to be a teenager for the music and drugs. And as with most things that happened to people, most were only phases, which thankfully, did not have any lasting effects on most of the people concerned. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ben Pharoah ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. The Rebecca Riots

    It is another source written by Dyfed County Council in 1987, from "Rebecca Riots". This source is secondary, so well researched. It says that, "a toll on lime was introduced". It says that it was a great help for the farmers that there were no tolls on lime, and farmers

  2. Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of 1960s

    Britain, had more power and independence to do what they wanted, as they had more money in their pockets to spend. This individual power also gave the younger generation (teenagers) more command and freedom so it meant that they no longer had to follow their parents.

  1. History of London - planning a series of museum exhibits to show London from ...

    At the right will be a wagon from an old tram, inside of it will written explanation and a map of the first underground, London had more railway stations than any other city in the world in the 19th century.

  2. To Some People, The 1960s Were The Best Of Times, To Others It Was ...

    Prime Minister "Harold Wilson" tried to include more women in his cabinet. This can be argued that after the Second World War, the society became short in labor therefore more people were needed in the work environment. One may say that one of the reasons that women were allowed to

  1. Why did groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones have such a great ...

    behaviour as it became easy and open for them to reach the appropriate contents and images of their songs. Although such technologic sources allowed these bands to seek a wide spread of audiences, two main social categories were formed from these two bands: Mods and Rockers.

  2. Do you agree that Martin Luther King was the most important factor in helping ...

    Some shop keepers and other whites would pour boiling hot tea or hit them, yet they still did not retaliate with violence. As these people bravely took the abuse of white racists they were respected because they showed the world they could rise above the White violence.

  1. To some people the 1960s were the best of times, to others it was ...

    As well as amazing times, people suffered through the worst of times too. There were many conflicts and disasters that affected the way people thought about their own lives and others. The Berlin wall that separated East Berlin from West Berlin was erected in 1961.

  2. Describe Popular Culture in Britian in the 1960s

    Cinema was extremely cheap, most people going twice weekly to watch the latest films. However British Films such as 'Bridge over the River Kwai' were all based ob Britain's victories in the war and looked backwards. But in 1960 films such as 'The Loneliness of the Distance Runner', 'Poor Cow'

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work