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2.2 Folk Music and Folk Rock

2.2 Folk Music and Folk Rock - F olk M usic and Folk Rock...

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Folk Music and Folk Rock Musical terms: Kingston trio (1958… from the 1940’s) Economically: attempted to replace rock and roll with folk music Simple, basic melodies, simple lyrics 1950’s vs. 1960’s in Washington DC 1950’s o Republican administration o Political and social conservatism 1960’s o Democratic administration o Political and social LIBERALISM o Huge affect on COLLEGE youth o Great optimism about what youth can do for the country Civil Rights Movement, Peace Core, youth thought they could try and do some thing to intervene and stop the Vietnam war Key event that changes the way youth think… November 22, 1963 ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY Impact: o Youth REBELLION o Selective service system (draft)… had draft card burning, fled to Canada o War in Vietnam… administration buildings being burned down, huge outcry o Concern for the self… zen, meditation, takes off o “dropping out” of the establishment
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o Sexual revolution – BIRTH CONTROL Folk Revival of the 1960’s - Hootenannies (gatherings) and folk festivals - Coffeehouses**** -
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