Kurt Donald Cobain The subject of this writing, is on a man who changed music; a man on the level of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison. This individual is Kurt Donald Cobain from the revolutionary grunge/rock band, Nirvana. While some people would never consider Cobain to hold a major role in the shaping of our music and culture today, they haven’t taken the time to look around. Many people overlook the fact that music played a huge role in the lives of Americans during the 90’s.
Why Some Saw the 1960's as a Period of Bad Influences on British Society Most people remember the 1960's to be one of the best days of their lives. But there was a few people who thought that pop music and TV was a bad influence on the young. Mary Whitehouse was one of these people, she thought that TV should have alot more religious programmes ad she campaigned to clean up television for good. Mary was not the only person who thought this, members of the Christian faith wrote plays and
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6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Copyright: 2012 Category: LGBTQ Novel/Memoir Summary: Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an incredible book. I was excited to read this after researching Benjamin Alire
that affected the counterculture greatly was Jimi Hendrix, a genius on the guitar, and Janis Joplin, the first major female rock star. The counterculture also hosted some of the best and worst music festivals in music history. The 1960s hosted many things that affected society and still affect society today, whether it be all the anti-war feelings, a new style of rock, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, or music festivals, they have all made what our society is fortunately today. The baby boom
overwhelming amount of talent squeezed into these two decades has produced some of the most popular, most powerful, and in some cases, the most bizarre music ever. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Queen, Aerosmith, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Eagles.... All were from this era that seemed to glorify music as no other time period did, or ever will. The amount of evolution of music that occurred in this time
music, it was certainly in important factor for the counterculture music of the late 1960’s. While some of the most important and influential music was made with the help of psychoactive drugs, it was often to the detriment of the artist. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and countless other tremendously talented artists had their lives cut short due to drug use. Drugs were most often good for the music, but deadly for the music makers. The general mindset of the 1960’s San Francisco
John Lennon of the famous rock band, The Beatles, once said, “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace”. This quote essentially defines the 1960s and the counterculture movement in America. After WWII people had much more free time than they did during the war, and many people decided that they wanted to settle down and start a family. This caused a large boom in child birth. The children born during this boom are known as “baby-boomers”. “Due to the baby
pressed parchment, kissing my beautiful children before the nanny takes them poolside to play? Will I move to some assembly line suburb, live in a new house, identical to the twenty around it, in some middle class development? Blasting Janis Joplin as I speed through Anytown, USA? What a nightmare. I could never have been that girl, you know? It was never my destiny. And my parents, they get it. I couldn't have stayed in that town, with those people. I wasn't one of them. I pined