Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's.
GCSE History Coursework The 1960's Harshil Patel Question 1 Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's Popular culture changed significantly during the 1960's. As a result of the war Britain's economy was damaged. The late 40's + 50's were a period of economic recovery. Rationing was coming to an end and people had unlimited access to everyday goods. Consumer goods such as cars and televisions were also beginning to become more available to middle and working class people, whereas they were too expensive for all but upper class families in the years after the war. The period between 1959 - 1963 was thought to be a time for economic recovery. Britain was getting back to its pre-war strength, with full employment people's pay increased and working hours reduced. There was more money to spend on 'leisure' and more time in which to pursue cultural interests. Popular culture reflected changes and the 60's marked a radical change with the post war austerity of the 50's. Britain had "never had it so good" and British culture took off as a result. The music scene had been dominated by American artists such as Elvis. He was an actor as well as a singer and the key influence in 50's rock-n-roll. British artists like Cliff Richard copied this US style and became very popular in Britain. He had his own TV show called Cliff! and was the first Britain to
Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's.
Q1) Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of. The 1960's. The Sixties were an exciting revolutionary period of time with great social and technological change. Some people called it the "decade of discontent" because of the race riots in Detroit and La, and the demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Other people called it the decade of "peace, love, and harmony". It was called this because of the peace movement and the emergence of the flower children. The sixties were about assassination, unforgettable fashion, new styles of music, civil rights, gay and women's liberation, Vietnam, Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, peace marches, sexual freedom, drug experimentation, and Woodstock. All of these components caused a revolutionary change in the world of popular Music. The beginning of Rock and roll started with The Twist. By Chubby Checker This song changed our dancing moves. Other dance songs that helped this period of rock and roll along include: The Mash Potato and the monster mash. The Beatles started the British invasion in 1964, when they had their first television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. American recordings of British Pop Music influenced the British Invasion. This period confirmed rock music internationally .The Beatles combined the guitar based rock and roll of Chuck berry and buddy holly with the artistry of the tin pan alley style. The
Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's.
THE 1960'S "Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Five years later? Six? It seems like a lifetime, or at least a main era - the kind of peak that never comes again. San Francisco in the middle Sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant." Hunter S Thompson Essay Questions . Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's. In this essay, while completing the task of describing the popular culture in the 1960's, I hope to cover four main aspects or factors; Pop music, Radio, television and film, Fashion and Changes in society. The 1960's is considered by many to be the best decade in living memory, which is understandable, the world had not long recovered from the shattering effects of two World Wars and was now enjoying a new enlightened period of higher independence and liberty. The Sixties are also considered, generally by older generations, to be one of the most turbulent and disruptive decades of the century. Both of these different opinions of the 1960's would have been determined, in some way, by the music that inhabited those unique ten years... In the late 1950's and early Sixties America
Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's
Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960's After WW2, during the 1945-1947 there was an enormous increase in the babies being born. In 1947 to 1955 was the age of Austerity, it was a period of economic hardship because of Britain trying to rebuild the country from the devastating affects from the war by the late fifties things were getting better. This was the 'Economic Boom' employment and wages increased massively, and there was lower tax. This meant people could spend more on luxury goods The sixties was a new generation in which there was a massive amount of teenagers who did respect or know about the Age of Austerity. Fashion, TV, radio, magazines, films, and pop music all changed. Since there was a lot of extra money in the teenager's pockets they spent a lot of money on clothes, records, cosmetics and entertainment. Manufacturers had found a new market and there was an increase in advertising and manufacturing and popular culture in Britain was born. During the late fifties and the beginning of the sixties British pop stars often copied American artists and song such as Elvis who was copied by British singer Cliff Richard. These songs were mostly sentimental lyrics that parents could not disapprove of. Examples of films during the sixties were like Benhur and Cleopatra, which are epics and based on history and classical stories most of the
Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960s
Jacob Livingston History coursework Describe popular culture in Britain at the beginning of the 1960s The 1960s were described as the "Swinging Sixties" a revolutionary decade. The music industry changed for ever through bands like the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Television started to broadcast programmes for a wider range of interests. Films started to become more realistic. Children stopped wearing the same clothes as their parents. Popular culture was mainly for the middle and working classes. The "Swinging Sixties" didn't happen overnight beforehand the only people that got anywhere were the rich. Twiggy was a breakthrough as she and her fellow models of the 60s bought "in" clothes such as the mini skirt. Before the 1960s Cliff Richard and Perry Como were influenced by Elvis Pressley's ideas and image and dominated the British music charts. There wasn't such thing as pop music and most children listened to the same music as their parents as there wasn't really any other choice. This all changed in 1962 when 4 Liverpool Lads formed a group called the quarrymen and later on known to be the Beatles they were huge they managed to do what Como and Richard couldn't do give the British Music a new unique sound this was just what Britain needed. They also did the apparent impossible by cracking the seemingly tough USA market, they were a breath of fresh air
Death of a salesman - analysis.
Death of a salesman -analysis Human emotions are something that we seldom find a way to express clearly: from simple hand gestures, to a disgusted face. To understand his novel more thoroughly, Arthur Miller uses the most understandable method of comprehension, music, to express the emotions of the characters in his play, "Death of a Salesman". The characters, Willy, Linda, Biff, Happy, and Ben, have a certain style of music and instruments portraying them to show the reader what type of emotional person they are. The beginning of the play starts with a soft, sweet, flute medley that announces Willy's gradual trek home from Yonkers. This slow tune of confusion ends abruptly as Willy comes home and tells of his troubles in Yonkers. This sentimental sound is heard once more during Ben's first visit to Willy's house. His story of father and his flute-making business sets a warm tone only to be wrecked by Ben's action of throwing Biff, a young, curious boy, to the ground, helplessly. The final performance of this tune is heard at Willy's sad funeral, where Linda pays her respects to her well-liked husband. Ending on a sad note, the flute appears in time of odd emotions. In the beginning of the play, a state of confusion is felt. During Ben's visit, a state of pride is felt. At the end, a state of loneliness is felt, leading the reader to think if there is an ironic
Descriptive writing As we all waited in line to go into the concert there was a thrill of excitement in the air. I was standing there with two of my friends when we saw a few other people we knew. " Hey, come over here!" I bellowed. Three tall gothic boys slouched over to us. As we were talking the line started to move in an uneasy shuffle. We neared the entrance, where a tall bouncer with a voice that rumbled like thunder was standing. He asked for our tickets and in unison we passed them to him. He checked our tickets, nodded a curt nod and let us through. The only light in the room came from onstage and there were only about 20 people in the mosh pit. Surrounding the mosh pit were metal bars, then a few steps. To the back there was a balcony curving around the room and then under that there were all the merchandising stalls. We wandered into the mosh pit; we were only a few metres away from the stage. There was a hum of voices as more people filed in. After 15 minutes people were starting to get frustrated because nothing was happening. Suddenly there was activity onstage and the lights dimmed the first support band, Slam Cartel came on. The mosh pit went wild, jumping, pushing and head-banging. In all this chaos I suddenly felt out of breath, we all clambered out of the pit and onto the steps. One of my friends kept asking me if I was ok and I said that I felt really
Rates of Reaction
Essay for Radio Sudharshine Anandaraja We began our practical production by analyzing radio station logos. We found that many logos were simple, colourful and effective. Many of the logos went straight to the point, such as 'classic fm', this clearly shows us that it was for a older people who listen to classical music, and the simple logo it had clearly shows us that for people who wouldn't want to listen to hyperactive music. The following work at the bottom was my research: Radio Channels Logo: Kiss The logo for Kiss fm looks a bit girly with the heart, which could mean that it mostly plays love songs. Kiss Radio station doesn't particularly have an age limit; it plays a lot of different types of music. For example they play R n B for younger people and they play it on the evenings when young people are normally going home from school or college. Kiss plays R n B most of the time, but they do play hip hop, dance and electric pop. However, on Saturday night and Friday nights they play Dance and Club Classics. This appeals to people who are 20-30 years of age. Kiss don't have a certain schedule, to play certain songs at certain times. However in the evenings, 3 - 5 pm the music type is mostly new R n B songs that are out, this is because young people put on their radios on the way home from school. Kiss radio station is known to be one of the biggest and the most
Mark Perron Larry Block Comp 1 6:00 8-8-05 Rough Draft Over the past few decades we have witnessed some amazing things. The fall of the Berlin Wall, The OJ Simpson trial, and the transformation of Michael Jackson. All of these things self righteous it their own way. But none more bizarre and strange than the transformation of Jacko to Wacko. Watching him transform over the years makes one think "Is this man human? Is this man really a man? What happened to Bubbles? Could Michael Jackson be a Vampire?" These are just a few of the questions that have been pondered by many great minds. When seeing Michael Jackson you look at a frail, brittle old pop legend. I think he is hiding something. First off they never show him at night. Night time is when a vampire's powers are at their peak. With this being said you ask how can Jackson go out during the day? It's simple he wears a thick layer of protection not to mention those creepy scarves and black satin suits. There's usually an umbrella up to block the sun also. They say that Jackson has a skin disorder. I don't buy that for one minute. The reason is because vampires can't be out in the sun light or they will be incinerated. This being why his kids are also covered up. It's not to protect them from the public eye; it's to keep them from getting killed. How is it that during the day he can be so fragile and small but as soon
Music Song Analysis
The Cure - The Lovecats Melody The Cure formed during the Punk era of the 1970's and they released "The Lovecats" in November of 1982. The song overall has a happy feel, which is supported by the use of an E major key. The song starts off with a snare drum beat which continues throughout the song giving it the same constant beat but the melody plays around this by having a deep bass playing along with major keys of the piano. In the chorus there seems to be a slight change with the melody, the instruments and vocals go slightly higher giving the chorus a happier feel, this is more noticeable because of the change in bass. The song reflects its era by the way it sounds, with sound effects, instruments used, and the song's genre. It has many sound effects throughout which help provide the melody such as what sounds like clashes of milk bottles at the beginning, and the scratching of a cat littler tray later on in the song. The voice also contributes in more ways than one; there are many sound effects of meowing and screeching. Throughout the song there are exaggerations of the letter 's' in some words turning them into hissing sounds, such words include cats, hissed, this and kiss. The vocals also join in with the melody by singing along with the piano and of course the lyrics which are connected very smoothly and intelligently. The song is about comparing a couple to