Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Random Cuttings - Teenagers, Rock'n'Roll and Violence (1956/1958)

13th Spetember 1958
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September 1956
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18th September 1956
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27th May 1958
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The song 'Rock Around the Clock' by Bill Haley and the Comets was featured in the 1955 film 'The Blackboard Jungle' and was the trigger for some incidents of teenage violence in cinemas, so when the success of the song spawned a whole film, local councils, which had the right to ban film showing, got their collective knickers in a twist. Two years later 1958 teenage violence and lack of morals had become tabloid bread and butter. 
See this post for more on the Jerry Lee Lewis scandal.

1 comment:

  1. Mattias Eklundh26 May 2015 at 03:57

    Thank you very much for posting this. It meant a lot to me! :)