The Impact Of Rock 'N' Roll On Australian Culture

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The birth of rock ‘n’ roll was central in creating freedom for Australian teenagers – in a physical, economical and social manner. Prior to the genre’s introduction, there was very little expression and individuality in the way teenagers chose to dress and act; with a uniform of conservatism and formality. However, the words of rock ‘n’ roll challenged society’s normalities and gave adolescents the courage to do so themselves. With the ability to support their alternate passions through the postwar economic boom, teenagers soon became a separate demographic for producers. Perhaps the most significant impact of rock ‘n’ roll in Australian culture is found in the fashion of the time. The early 1940’s had a style which was defined by its restraint

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