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Unformatted text preview: getting married and having children, teenagers were given time to socialize after school and were even given allowances to spend. The teenagers had less to worry about and became less serious than previous generation. This new liberal thinking taught teenagers to make decisions for themselves. When it came to music, they chose the new and scandalous rock and roll to purchase. The radio stations used this new target audience to sell advertisements focused on the 14-19 year age group and white teens with money were the new focus of marketing. Rock and roll was the introduction to the generation gap in the 1950s and it made parents feel like they were losing control of their kids to the music. Source : Peneny, D K. "The Teenagers." History-of-Rock . Apr. 1998. 21 Feb. 2008 <http://www.history-of-rock.com/indx.html>....
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- Spring '08
- Mass Media