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The music of the 1960s was a type of magnet that brought unity to the young people of America During this time songs stood for something important Most of them included subliminal messages for such topics as drug experimentation sexual exploration war peace and love They also ignited a stage of rebellion by young America against war segregation racism and sexism The spirit of the 60s was best expressed by the lyrics and especially the beat of rock n roll It was an invitation to dance and at some fantasy levelit was an invitation to make love Gitlin p37 This was the revolution that allowed the young people of America to express themselves that moved them to express their opinions and objections to mainstream society Rock n roll was unintentionally the initiation of this right-for-freedom rebellion Rock music has its origins in blues and gospel In the 1930s and 1940s blacks began to migrate to the cities and brought their blues style of music with them They sang songs describing their suffering and they sang songs about their search for a better way of surviving This style of music began to find its way onto record labels and earned some airplay on certain radio stations mostly those only played in black ghettos White radio banned this type of music but this soon would change The music began to change as well The younger musicians began to play faster and more roughly and they began to sing with their voices raw and untrained Rhythm and blues became dance music and grabbed the attention of young white teenagers They began to buy these records that made them want to dance and as a result the music earned airplay on more radio stations both black and white White teenagers began to joyride through the cities and make trouble for their teachers They did this in search of ways to declare who they were and were not They
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