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♦ ♦ “The Motion Picture You’re About to See Is a Story of Music”: The Migration of Cinema into Rock ’n’ Roll

Kay Dickinson

in Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on rock 'n' roll films in the U.S. during the mid-1950s. The story lines of these films, often starring and largely made for teenagers, revolved around the music industry with a ... More


Presley, Yes-Ulbricht, No?: Rock ‘N’ Roll and Female Sexuality in the German Cold War

Uta G. Poiger

in Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211384
eISBN:
9780520920088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211384.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic to Germany in the second half of the 1950s, it brought only rioting young men and young women into the public eye. Three interconnected concerns shaped East ... More


The Golden Age

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the musical tastes of the motor-bike boys. Pop music was a manifest and ever-present part of the environment of the motor-bike boys: it pervaded their whole culture. However, ... More


Music and Rakyat: Constructing “the People” in Dangdut

Andrew N. Weintraub

in Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395662
eISBN:
9780199863549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395662.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

In the early 1970s, the Indian-based music played in orkes Melayu described in chapters two and three crystallized into “dangdut.” The notion of dangdut as the music of “the people”–the majority of ... More


“Rock ’n’ Roll on the New Long March”: Cui Jian and the Voices and Moving Images of Chinese Rock Kids

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter observes the conflation of Chinese rock ‘n’ roll music and film at the end of the twentieth century. The chapter begins by probing the genesis of this cinematic-musical alliance on the ... More


“Still Talking About My Generation!”: The Representation of Youth in Popular Music

Andy Bennett

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Rock and Roll became an important form of popular music, entering mainstream youth culture by white translators of black music such as Elvis Presley. Youth readily identified with the themes of Rock ... More


Rock ‘n’ Roll: From Rebellion to Consumption

Zhou Xuelin

in Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098497
eISBN:
9789882207707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the development of rock ‘n’ roll music in China and its links with the emergent youth culture. It focuses on how young rebels use their own rock music as a means of reflecting ... More


Introduction: Rock ‘n’ Film

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Rock ’n’ roll was initially regarded as a threat that combined aesthetic and social delinquency. Its energies were, however, primary to utopianism of the emerging cultural movements. Just as rock ’n’ ... More


Jukebox Musicals

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since rock ’n’ roll was expected to be a brief—and very disreputable—fad, the major studios ignored it, and only exploitation producers attempted to cash in. Motivated by Blackboard Jungle’s profits, ... More


Rock ’n’ Roll

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the romantic genealogy of rock 'n' roll and how its style resulted from the happy integration of white hillbilly music with black “race music” or, as it came to be known in the ... More


The Rise of Rock and Roll in Philadelphia: Georgie Woods, Mitch Thomas, and Dick Clark

Matthew F. Delmont

in Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272071
eISBN:
9780520951600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272071.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the link between the history of American Bandstand and the rise of rock and roll in Philadelphia through radio, concerts, record hops, talent shows, and local television. More ... More


The Motor-Bike Boys

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter presents the politics and experiences of identity as exercised by the motor-bike boys. It first discusses the author's approach to studying the motor-bike boys' culture at large, by ... More


Dictionaries of Youth

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Slang only becomes associated with young people in general during the period covered by this volume. The production of dictionaries of youth slang was fuelled by fears of juvenile delinquency and by ... More


Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

David E. James

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the mid-1950s, rock ’n’ roll amalgamated earlier black and white working-class musical traditions to displace the Great American Songbook’s hegemony over Anglophone popular music. At the same ... More


Sounds Young: Copains and Communities of Youth

Jonathyne Briggs

in Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958–1980

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199377060
eISBN:
9780199377091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377060.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter examines the arrival of rock and roll in France during the late 1950s, highlighting the connection between the social changes wrought by the French “economic miracle” and the ascent of ... More


The West as Surrogate Shangri-La: Rock and Roll and Rangzen as Style and Ideology

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes the Tibetan refugee dreams of political independence or autonomy for the homeland. It discusses the idealized romance with the West engaged in by young Tibetan refugees facing ... More


Profane Culture

Paul E. Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A classic of British cultural studies, this book takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures — the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class ... More


“Loves Me Like a Rock” (1960–1976)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the middle 1960s, doo-wop and the early rock 'n' rollers were supplanted by new styles. While many white artists including Bob Dylan and the Beatles were changing rock music, the African American ... More


“Jazz means the blues”

Todd Decker

in Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1952, Fred Astaire remarked that “jazz means the blues,” and this chapter examines this comment in practical terms by detailing Astaire's varied use of the twelve-bar blues progression as a ... More


Music

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter commences with a reading of the Beat Generation interest in bop jazz. It then looks at the importance of Blues and rock and roll as musical forms that would be at the heart of later ... More


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