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Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Summary

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MUSC 2150
Shannon Carter

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Week 5 Textbookpg152188CHAPTER 4The 1960sRise and fall of JFKYouth culture presented itself more forcefully than everSocial movements became more vigorous critical violentVietnam war loomedIntensity of civil rights movement increased1963 March on Washington Martin Luther King Jr gave his I Have a Dream speech1964 congress passed the Civil Rights Act making racial discrimination illegalAntiwar demonstrations increasedCauses raised serious doubts about previously accepted beliefs about American life and cultureNetwork programming had migrated from radio to televisionThe Beatles and the British InvasionThe American music industry had been hoping to duplicate the success of Elvis1964 the Beatles were on Ed Sullivans variety show just like Elvis 8 years beforeA record breaking 73 million viewers tuned inBeatles success created a national fad for British groups and this british Invasion altered the music industry in several important waysBritish Pop in the Late 1950s and Early 1960sBefore 1964 Britain was seen as a secondary force in pop cultureUK mostly a consumer of Americanmade musicBritish artists were far more likely to achieve success at home than in the statesAmerican dominance in popular music was a product of the difference in British and American societyTeenager seen as an American innovationBritish teens idealized life in AmericaRock n Roll was the music of teen rebellionBig companies influenced the music business in Britain more than in AmericaBritain had 4 major labelsEMI Decca Pye Philips and 2 radio stationsBBC and Radio LuxembourgBritain had no independent radio stations before 1964 therefore there were few independent labelsMovies were an important resource for teens interested in Rock n RollBrits also loved American folk and jazz even before WWIISkiffle was a blend of folk and uptempo big band music that became very popular encouraging many teens to participate in music
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