Hungry Freaks, Well-fed Entertainers?: Something Different in the Music Press
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This chapter considers how the music press accommodated new voices that were seen to represent youth in the late 1960s. It explains how music papers adapted to printing these new more ‘serious’ perspectives by looking at how papers in the past adapted to new styles and genres that were performed by different groups of people. It then evaluates the content of reports on young people who claimed to be ‘permissive’ or socially and culturally distinct from prior generations. Finally the paper evaluates how the music press’s late-1960s discussion of drugs gestated in the context of social anxieties about youth.