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“Two men died beneath the Mississippi moon.” Don’t fret the death mentioned because this is an influential quote from Bob Dylan’s song Oxford Town. This is a song about a Mississippi student trying to enroll into college, which led to raised emotions of his rights to being admitted. Bob Dylan, the artist who wrote and sang the song, influenced many people of all ages with his music. His music was commonly written on highly debated and touchy topics such as segregation and the Vietnam War. Overall, Bob Dylan was at the head of the impacts of music at the time, which could ultimately lead to resolutions of major issues.
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While going through our history of rock and roll course, one thing has become apparent, and that is that music brings people together. Sometimes it takes music to get a point across, and our world has endured a lot of social and a cultural change, which is how we music today. Just like our world is evolving, music is the same way. When a baby is born until the day it dies, it has evolved internally and externally and that is the same way I view the history of rock “n” roll. For instance, the great wars and the civil rights movement help influence to history of rock and roll.
Charles explains that “Music really and truly is my bloodstream, you know, my breathing, my respiratory system…” (Leung, 2014) Despite his sudden life change, Charles soon learned how to play several instruments and produced compositions in braille (Rolling Stone). He then began recording his first single and immediately became a musical sensation not only for his revolutionary music but also for his classic black sunglass look. In some ways, Ray Charles has expressed his disability identity through music. Ray Charles’ experience raises important questions about the potential impact that music can have on society’s perception of disability. Can artists capture insight of their personal experiences with disability?
Elvis may have not fixed segregation entirely, but he did have a major influence on it. While Elvis Presley had an influence on the attitude, fashion, music, and views on race in the 1950s, he would continue to influence these same aspects for future generations. Presley was a simple man who grew up in a time that was filled with hatred, depression, and war. When no child dared to speak back to their parent, Elvis showed the youth rebellion and when segregation was an issue, he showed white teenagers that African Americans were human just like them. Even though older generations continued to show their hatred for Elvis Presley, he still continued to rock.
Gilmore, Mikal "The Life and Times of Bob Marley" Rolling Stone Magazine. March 10, 2005. White, Timothy. "The Origin of Reggae" September,1996 URL: http://www.bobmarley.com/life/musicalinfluences/reggae/index.html Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers. DVD Producer Jeff Fura.