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Paul E. Willis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691163697

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.001.0001

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The Creative Age

The Creative Age

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Profane Culture
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Paul E. Willis

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0007

This chapter reveals the associations between the hippy culture and a certain kind of ‘progressive’ pop music. In sheer quantitative terms, there was a massive interaction between the two. The hippy's relation to this music was not arbitrary. They deliberately chose their musical environment — post Sergeant Pepper, ‘progressive’ music — and went to great lengths to preserve it and to exclude Top twenty and commercial music. Only specific kinds of music were chosen because they — and not others — were able to hold, develop, and return those meanings and experiences which were important in the hippy culture. Thus, they preferred a music which both attempted timelessness and an abstract, complex shape that could mirror and momentarily complete their attempts to encompass a post-capitalist timeless mysticism.

Keywords:   hippies, hippy culture, progressive music, progressive pop music, mysticism

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