- sex and censorship--âOnly the Good Die Youngâ by Billy Joel and âNight Movesâ by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
- holiday songs--âRockinâAround the Christmas Treeâ by Brenda Lee and âThe Christmas Songâ by Nat King Cole
- death--âLeader of the Packâ by The Shangri-Las and âThe Unknown Soldierâ by The Doors
- foolish behavior--âWhen a Man Loves a Womanâ by Percy Sledge and âWhat Kind of Foolâ by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
- jobs and the workplace--âDonât Stand So Close to Meâ by The Police and âDirty Laundryâ by Don Henley
- military involvements--âBoogie Woogie Bugle Boyâ by the Andrews Sisters and âWarâ by Edwin Starr
- novelty recordings--âThe Purple People Eaterâ by Sheb Wooley and âEat Itâ by Weird Al Yankovic
- letters and postal images--âP. S. I Love Youâ by The Beatles and âReturn to Senderâ by Elvis PreselyIn addition, a discography and a bibliography after each section give further examples of the themes and resources being discussed, as do extensive lists of print references at the end of the text.
About: Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock ânâRoll Resources explores the fascinating world of rock music and examines how this medium functions as an expression of cultural and social identity.
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