What made rock n roll dangerous in the 1950s and 1960s?
Today, rock and roll is regarded as fairly tame. But in the 1950s and 1960s, it was controversial and dangerous. Based on the selections you read this week, why do you think this is? What made it dangerous?
This is my essay question. Based on my research, My 2 reasons why it was dangerous was because of 1, riots and chaos 2. unchristian.
I have to have 3 reasons and provide support. Any one have other reasons why it was dangerous and a reason where I can find good support on it.
psychedelic drug use dude 🙂 and the burning of womens under garments
.. but on a more serious note , changing radical political and social views, resulting in wars. This time period was liberating for many due to the historical events occurring at that time. For example, civil rights movements, increased women liberation’s for voting, rise of feminism, controversy in regards to the Vietnam War with American soldiers being perceived by some as not heros, but killers. As a results of these very heated and controversial issues, people were frustrated and pretty much pissed off, putting those emotions and ideals into their music therfore making these times of rock n roll dangerous as well as controversial. Two words : The Beatles