Rock Music — A great Influence?
When children are young, it is easy to control the type of music they hear. Mostly, children pay attention to what the parents do. Parents may choose to listen to music written specifically for kids, but at other times, the family may pay attention to whoever set the stereo station last.
The question becomes: Is Rock music safe for children?
Nearly all the best-selling albums of them all are Rock. But is this ‘rebellious’ genre of music having a positive or negative impact on children and society?
As with just about every subject, there are lots of pros and cons.
The fact is: Rock is really a form of art that promotes creativity and expression. Many songs have very poetic lyrics and send off great messages to the people. A big message sent through music these days is world change.
In 1985, Live Aid was wear by many rock musicians from Black Sabbath to U2. It raised over 232 million dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia and it was inspired by the song ‘The Tide is Turning’ by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
Even today, many bands wear benefits for a variety of causes. Several bands have toured in Iraq to do for our troops overseas.