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  • Psychedelic Musicians in Rock and Roll Essay

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    Psychedelic Musicians in Rock and Roll In 1967 the Beatles were in Abbey Road Studios putting the finishing touches on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. At one point Paul McCartney wandered down the corridor and heard what was then a new young band called Pink Floyd working on their hypnotic debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. He listened for a moment, then came rushing back. "Hey guys," he reputedly said, "There's a new band in there and they're gonna steal our thunder." With

  • Psychedelic Rock : The Defining Music Genre Of The 1960 ' S

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    Psychedelic Rock: The Defining Music Genre of the 1960’s “Through all of history, mankind has put psychedelic substances to use. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet.” says Ray Manzarek, a member of the psychedelic band the Doors. The mid-to-late 60s marked a point when drugs were commonplace throughout life, and music was one of them. Psychedelic rock was often underground and was outshined by the previous

  • How the Hippies Counterculture Transformed Music Essay

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    In the 1950’s and 1960’s, rebellion and music were synonymous. The 1950’s brought widespread attention to a new kind of music coined as “Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Because parents deemed the music as sinful, the youth used it to establish an identity for themselvess. In the 1960’s, the rebellion was given a collective charge when young adults voiced displeasure over the country’s entrance into the Vietnam War and the use of nuclear weapons. One group within this movement was coined the “hippies”. This paper

  • 1960-1970

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    and Kesey made very public exploitations and wrote many books to explain and vilify this phenomenon. It all happened so suddenly and soon after young men were wearing long hair and growing beards and the women dressed like peasants and wearing psychedelic colors. All of them dirty, drugged and carefree. They were known as hippies. Being a hippie was the

  • Counterculture Movement Essay

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    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

  • How Was "Sgt? Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" By The Beatles

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    Hearts Club Band ' ' was The Beatles eighth studio album and took them 5 months to complete. At the time of the release, hippie culture was prevailing and this year is widely remembered as the summer of love. Long hair, recreational drug use, and psychedelic rock music come to mind when quizzed on stereotypes of the decade, but was it all flowers and peace – or did the ‘Summer of Love ' have a dark side? The group battled with inquisitions about their usage of the drug LSD, which seemed

  • Haight Ashbury In the 1960's: A Vibrant Hippie History Essay

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    houses. With the empty houses for sale, and cheap rent, young people known as beatniks began to move in. These beatniks became known as the Hippies in the 1960’s. This run-down district became a center for illegal drugs, and rock groups. The entertainment of the day was psychedelic rock, and drug induced music. Before the completion of the Haight Street Cable Railroad, there were many isolated farms. These areas were full of grape vineyards and fresh fruits. With the sandy soil, and plentiful rain, the

  • Psychedelic Music: Psychedelic Music

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    Psychedelic music is a style of music that emerges in the midst of psychedelic culture, which was essentially inspired by hallucinogens and psychedelic drugs. The genre developed around mid 1960s where it spread among folk and blues musician. It often applied new recording methods and effects and illustrated on non-western sources especially Indian music. The psychedelic scene usually consists of a swarm of hippies playing and enjoying music to heighten their lsd and hallucinatory trips. In the 1960s

  • The Hippie Counterculture

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    forefather of freedom Thomas Jefferson, was raided by two hundred baton-waving policemen who arrested sixty-eight students" (Thompson 66-8). The greatest voice of the Hippie Movement was their music. Rock and roll was their inspiration. "Led by Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and the Beatles, rock and folk music overtook the airwaves"(Manning 102). At the forefront of the musical change was Bob Dylan. "In a civil rights march in 1963, he sang the following lyrics: How many years can some

  • The Hippie Counterculture Essay

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    The Rock-n-Roll movement in the nineteen fifties planted the seeds of the Hippie Movement, but Kennedy’s assassination, and the Vietnam War really is what sparked this social change in America. President Kennedy saw the Vietnam situation as America’s fight