The Impact of Music Television Programs (1950s-1960s)

The impact of music television programs in the 1950s and early 1960s is immeasurable. The programs were acted as societal uniting and dividing forces. Most parents loathed the programs because they challenged the status quo, inspired teenagers to rebel, and most popular songs came directly from African Americans. In contrary, teenagers of the 50s loved the programs because they gave them a sense of identity. While the programs faced opposition mainly from the government, the media, and among parents, they played a key part in shaping the American culture. The 1950s programs promoted intercultural and racial unity.

Notable performances of the 1950s was Chuck Berry's "Duckwalk." The Dancehalls Rock n' roll was key in getting blacks and whites stirred in the early 1950s. The genre came from sustained and dedicated blending of hillbilly and the blues sounds that polarized the decades before (Trammell, David, Ernest, Insanul, & Rob, 2017). Chuck Berry came up with a risqué lyrics and...