History 150: Youth Culture in Birtain
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4/27/16: Youth Culture in Britain. Youth Culture in Britain in the 1960s. ***test questions*** Background—late 1950s. o The emergence of a new social category, a distinctive consumer group with distinctive spending patterns. ‘The teenager'. Tend to consume certain things that create a sense of identity among themselves to separate from the adults. They spent their money buying clothes and records, while adults spent their money on appliances. o Mid1960s. London was the epicenter of teenage fashion. Teenagers used to shop at the same stores as their parents. Shops sprung up that had specific clothes for teenager consumer style. 2 clothing trends from London. o Girls: miniskirts. Schools enforced dress codes because of the skirts the girls started to wear. o Boys: wearing military jackets. “I Was Lord Kitchener” Boys Boutique. o Teens and RocknRoll music. They were purchasing singles and albums. Became identified with the youth. New Musical Express music magazine started in 1952. Catering explicit information to teenagers about the music they listened too. Mostly interested and focused around Rock & Roll. Carried articles about live shows. Learned about who is playing where. The Marquee and other musical clubs in London. o In 1963. BBC launched a TV show. “Ready, Steady, Go”. o People that appeared on the show: The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Animals. The Kinks. The Who. Friday night at 6:07 “The weekend starts here”. 1 4/27/16: Youth Culture in Britain. o It was a show focused around the teenager interest. o Any selfrespecting teenager watched this show before they went out on their weekend adventures. o In 1967. Radio 1 was launched on BBC radio. Jingle—“BBC was dead and cold, Radio 1 is fresh and bold, This is my radio station.” Cater to the teenage want for Rock & Roll music. The jingle was sung by The Who. THE WHO (formed in 1964). The Who created a sound no one else could copy. Four distinctive personalities. o Roger Daltrey. Lead singer. Working class guy. “Rock & Roll was my savior”. Rock & Roll saved him from a boring life working in a factory. o Pete Townsend. Lead guitarist. Wrote most of the songs. Had a distinctive style of playing the guitar. Started the trend of smashing instruments. o John ‘the Ox’ Entwistle. Bass player. o Keith ‘the Loon’ Moon. He was a personality on and off the stage. Drummer of the group. Started the trend of destructive hotel rooms. Video—“My Generation”. o Released in 1965. o Performed on the Smothers Brothers Show in 1967. This song has been hailed, by rock critic David Marsh, as the “Anthem for 1960s youth”. 2
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