This is my online class from 2011.
I am still crazy about the song.
I love the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.
A love song so divine
I like it…
Would it be enough for your cheating heart
If I broke down and cried? If I cried?
I said I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it
I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do
Oh, well, I like it, I like it, I like it
Some members of the general public don’t believe musicians have the right to protest. They just want them to play the music and shut up about politics. Yet any fan can protest should they so choose. Wrong double standard if you ask me.
The protest movement rose out of song and the right to assemble. This exhibit highlights that basic human right.
Check out the Newseum Website for more particulars. Wish I could see this exhibition.