Side 2

Some people argue that music makes the world go round. They point out how music has been and will continue to have a significant role in everyday life. Many individuals argue that any music, regardless of the time period it came from, should not be confined to stay within any certain generation because good music should be listened to by every ear, that’s why many people refer to that old music as “Oldies,but Goodies”. These supporters claim that the new kids of this time need to be exposed to the classic Oldies because it is a big part of our history and has influenced today’s music. Not only that, these people insist that the main reason some people do not like the Oldies is because they have a lack of appreciation for the way music has evolved over the decades.

“Before Elvis, there was nothing.”-John Lennon

It was in the 1950s that music changed the world forever, Rock and Roll was born. This was only the beginning of this new idea of freedom of expression being accepted within the young populations. This new popularity of this music came from “vitality, innocence, and innovation.” Many people mention this new sound full of life and rebellion, where the entire concept of generation gap started. Supporters point out how during this time, adolescents were now heavily influenced by popular music, comparing it to how it is today and the influence it has over the young populations, which is almost the same as it was back then. In addition, these people like to point out that it affected much more than the adolescents, it also became involved in politics. In the 70s, during the hippie culture, expressions of world peace, free love, civil rights, anti-war, anti-government and woman’s liberation, took hold through the music of that era. What advocates want to argue with this, is that the music and history go hand and hand, they affect one another and contribute to society’s own ways of self-expression.

Beatle, John Lennon, wrote the song “Imagine” as a way of trying to spread world peace during a time of war.

Furthermore, individuals emphasize the importance of knowing the history of music by saying how music from today could have not been possible if it were not for those past artists. They claim that all the different genres of music that we have right now, are a direct result of the mixture of a variety of other genres, making music this big intertwined ball. This only further strengthens their argument that without music from the past, the Oldies, our music would not be what it is today.

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