How 1960s Has Impacted And Influenced Today 's Society

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How have the 1960s dramatically impacted and influenced today’s society? In today’s society, there are many controversial topics that we are facing today; we have the 1960s to thank for those things. The sixties was one of the most impactful decades pertaining to culture revolutions; it is the decade that brought into play some of the problems and privileges that the present is dealing with now. The sixties brought the gay movement, women’s rights, the drug revolution, and has also impacted music as well. One of the most well-known things about the sixties is its music. Bands in the sixties started to break the conservative boundaries by talking about drugs and sex in their music; the drugs and sex revolution in this music also continues into the present day with these themes being most prominent in today’s music. Even though a lot of people complain about today’s music not being like “the good old days,” they fail to realize it is basically the same thing but presented in a different format. Hippies also took great influence from sixties music. In 1969, more than a hundred thousand Americans gathered in the state of New York to attend the Woodstock Music Festival. Musicians and bands such as The Who, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane, and Jimi Hendrix played at this festival with songs that expressed the theme of being free and doing whatever they wanted, which was a common theme with hippies (“American”). Since the music many Americans listened to glorified in…
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