• I want to show this time period and the oppression and how the youth felt obligated to rock-and-roll.
  • Also discuss how in America: the civil rights movement was going on and how the Beatles were in full support of the struggle for racial equality
  • How they brought a symbol for individualism and freedom
  • Their embrace and influence over the youthful counterculture
  • How the Beatles discussed current events and were somehow orchestrating them through their records
  • Their shift from love and peace to politics and struggle


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