Article borrowed from youthvoices.net/discussion/how-can-music-affect-generation
How does music affect a generation? Music can have a big impact on everything from society to fashion even lifestyles are effected by new and different genres.
Now I am going to jump back to the 50’s, a great example of how music is way different from today. Back then people were into many genres but not as many as today. From blues to jazz and even classical was the big top hits until a new type of music called rock and roll started to swing in. From Elvis Presley to the Beatles, rock started having people dance the night away to this new and great sound.
As music started to go into the 60’s and 70’s rock had started to become more popular to people from teens to young adults. In the 60’s rock was starting to go up the charts with people like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, the who, the Beach Boys. Soon the rise of flower power, beach rock, peaceful r&b and hippies started to rise with the experimenting of new hallucinating drugs. Effecting people with roadside traveling, folk rock(Bob Dylan), tye dye and natural clothing and peace signs. A big example of the 60’s effect is the Beatles yellow submarine movie, stg. Pepper album and the Magical Mystery tour.
As of today most of these artist are still rocking, retired, or sadly pushing daisies. Today’s music is extremely different from back then. The music is more about partying, sex and drugs. They sound the same with the same tempo and beats. And the people singing use auto tune more than there actual voice. Taking pop and rap for example it is a great example of how this generation is effected by these terrible examples in music. But there is still good music out there from the heavy metal and alternative rock to the expressing of dj’s in dubstep and techno.
So how can music affect a generation? It can express people’s personalities and dreams. It can show who can help bring history into the world of music and who can change forever.”