Social effects of rock music  

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"The social influence of rock music is far-reaching, and has had significant impact worldwide on fashion and film styles. The "sex, drugs and rock 'n roll" credo gave rise to different attitudes towards sexuality and use of drugs and alcohol. This impact is broad enough that "rock and roll" may also be considered a lifestyle in addition to a form of music."--Sholem Stein

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The massive popularity and worldwide scope of rock and roll resulted in a powerful level of social impact. Far beyond simply a musical style, rock and roll influenced daily life, fashion, attitudes, and language in a way few other social developments have equalled. The social impact is large and rock stars are loved worldwide and often performances of several artists in diverse arts and cultures are scaled to and appreciated as being close to that of a "rock star".

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