Music for Everybody
Selected Columns, 1954-1958*
RECENT NEWSPAPER headlines have emphasized the fact that the illiterate gangsters of our younger generation are definitely influenced in their lawlessness by the parody of music known as "Rock 'n' Roll." Either it actually stirs them to savage orgies of sex and violence, or they use it as an excuse for the removal of all inhibitions and the complete disregard of the conventions of decency.
In a theater not long ago an usher and several spectators were stabbed during a general riot of teen-agers. The picture which apparently aroused these violent emotions was something called Jamboree. In it various reputable disc jockeys lent themselves to the exploitation of a series of Rock 'n' Roll specialties featuring imitators of Elvis Pres____________________