Vincent Vega Posted August 22, 2006 Share Posted August 22, 2006 Ok, a sister thread to my '80s vs. '90s thread:The 1960s versus the 1970s--In the 60s we had Kennedy, we had Vietnam, We had the true birth of Rock N' Roll, and watched as the Rock N' Roll rose bloomed and so many times of Rock blossomed and thrived. Psychedelia, hard rock, blues-rock, even Metal was starting. We had the Beatles, Janis, Hendrix, we watched as Bob Dylan's career began, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, we had the Stones starting off, The Doors, the Zeppelin began it's fleight by the end of the 60s. We had a revolution, culturally, musically and politically the country was divided more than it had been in a century, and at times there was true and frightening chaos in the riots, in the marches for peace and equality. This was a time for young people, and happiness, and and all everyone had a dream, of peace and love and tolerance, at all times and opportunties the elders discredited and discouraged the kids' freedom. We saw the Civil Rights movement take off. We had tragedies such as the Manson killings which were used as propaganda towards hippie groups. We saw some of the greatest leaders rise and inspire people's hearts only to be shot down in cold blood.The 70s from what I've seen were more laid back and liberal. We also saw many bands' come to their greatest periods of musical inspiration and watched as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, David Bowie and many other groups reached their peaks and battled for the Big Chair as the Biggest Band on Earth. We watched as Watergate unfolded and made people distrust the government less and less. Gas shortages. The long era of division ended as the last troops fleed Vietnam in '73. This era saw the beginning of large and glamorous concert shows filled with lights and effects, it also saw the first true long Rock N Roll epics, and by the end of the decade the airwaves were filled with Punk, Disco, the beginnings of Glam and Hair Metal, and even some Regagge. We watched as the '60s dream of Peace and Love slowly faded away and the innocent, untamed decadence of the 60s was replaced by the "All about Me (and Blow too)" decadence and wild parties of the 70s; As bell-bottom widths got wider and hair length got shorter. So, which decade is the best? And why? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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