Sexuality of Elvis, The Beatles, and Dylan - Anthony Zerka
Sexuality is used to heighten the careers of Elvin, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan. It is not looks that attracts the opposite sex, but their sense of style. The Beatles revolutionized the music industry with their witty humor and British accents. Their bull cuts became quite the talk when they arrived in America. It was considered unmanly I would presume as many Americans had very clean, short hair, but they started a new trend as Bruce Springsteen started to wear his hair like The Beatles even after his father became very angry at him. It was a style that represents change in American culture as many other artists started to replicate this style. Elvis became irresistible with his swaying dance moves. His moving of his legs considered mouth-watering to the girls as it created controversy with many Americans. Many believe he should have been censored for his excessive sexual moving. Bob Dylan sense of rebellion was indeed his motive as looks did not matter to him; Dylan wanted to perform his music artistically with a cigarette in his mouth dangling around and a harmonica near his mouth. He was not sexually attractive nor do I believe that Dylan was reaching for a â€śsex appealâ€? figure, but his inspirational music influenced the new generation of America. Bloom and Ehrenreich suggested that the sexuality of rock and roll hyped teen sexual frustration; the American culture suggested that the greatest gift you can give to a husband or wife is their virginity. This notion started to change as The Beatles arrived to America. The popularity of Elvis and The Beatles was indeed their disparate style. Men of America quickly started to buy wigs that were similar to The Beatles and even today, there are impersonators of Elvis walking down the street with their pointed-tipped hair and the change of their vocals. To the women, these artists created music that one can enjoy listening to. They were young, loose, cool, and still classy in their own way and that is what woman wanted to see. According to Ehrenreich and Bloom, this was a change from the typical â€śhe manâ€? that populated America.