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In the 1950s and ‘60s the United States became witness to a revolution like no other. When Elvis and The Beatles came onto the scene they made an impact on the culture of their era that we still see today. Before this watershed point in music, everyone was expected to act very proper. Not only did this revolution mark a turning point in music, but in society as a whole. Gone were the days of crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby. In with the King and the Fab Four. Before rock and roll was ushered in by artist like Elvis and Chuck Berry, the most risqué thing one would see in the music scene was swing dancing. This revolved around big band music. The very term rock and roll contains a sexual meaning behind it. Rock and roll was originally a slang term that was used for either dancing or having sex. When artists like Elvis and The Beatles became sex symbols among female teenagers of the time, the generation that came before them was outraged. Paranoia ran amongst parents and teachers who were afraid that their children would end up being corrupted by their
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