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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

♫ "The gig that changed the world!"♫

Today's History Lesson...music, that is!

The 60s have been dubbed the decade that changed a nation, not only in music but also tragic events but the impact was much greater truly influencing the world. It was the British that set yet another movement in motion, which changed the history of pop music. This time it was in the 70s.

The most pivotal pop-culture event of the 1970s happens to be the Sex Pistols' appearance at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, on June 4, 1976. In a room that could virtually hold hundreds, only around four dozen people witnessed a show to later be known as "the gig that changed the world!"

Today in History: June 4, 1976

What is Punk? The definition of a 'punk' is a worthless person. 'Punk' is also defined as a loud, fast-moving, aggressive form of rock music. 
 Trying to define 'punk rock' is a perennial endeavor that leads to endless frustration. Is it about smashing the system? Is it about rebelling against oppression? Or is it nothing more than an efficient way to sell T-shirts? Discerning between the sellouts and the authentic is not easy. Read MORE...
Source: What is Punk? 25 Definitions From People Who Should Know
Since the 1970s, the punk culture has spread around the globe emerging in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Evolving into numerous forms the history of punk subculture plays an important part in the history of subcultures in the 20th century. According to wikipedia, "Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics."

A band known as the Sex Pistols have been attributed to initiating the Punk Movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians.

Did you experience the punk era? What is your take on punk 'music'?

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...