Music impacted people greatly in the 60’s and impacted the outsiders to. Elvis Presley was a great impact. Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He began his music career when he was 13 years old. He worked with Sam Phillips who is the owner of Sun Records. His first single, Heartbreak Hotel, was the number one song in the US. He became a rock and roll icon just going up from there. In 1958 he was drafted into the military he kept doing music 2 years later. He died of abusing drugs in 1977 at the age of 42.
Another musical icon in the outsiders was Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder was born May 13, 1950. He was said to be a child prodigy starting making music at 11 and is still making music today at the age of 64. He was been blind since shortly after birth and is one of the greatest piano players. He has recorder more than 30 US. Top ten hits and has received 22 Grammy awards. In 2009 he was named the United Nations Messenger of Peace.
The Final group is the Beatles. The Beatles consisted of four members, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison. They were a band that started in Liverpool, England and went to the US. February 7, 1964. They were the biggest band of their time. John Lennon was shot by a crazed fan December 8, 1980 at the age of 40.
George Harrison died of lung cancer November 29, 2001 at the age of 58. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still alive making music.
Elvis inspired the greasers in many ways. The greasers dressed like Elvis and greased their hair back like him to. They relate to him because he was an outsider same as them. He grew up poor and that’s what the greasers are all about. They looked up to him as a role model. His music was emotional and the greasers were emotional to, just look at everything that happens with them.
Stevie Wonder impacted the greasers because he was poor growing up same as them. I feel like he inspired them in a way because of what he could do. Stevie wonder was blind and was an amazing piano player so he inspired them because someone like them growing up poor could do so great so I feel they found that inspirational.
The Beatles were most like the socs. The socs in the book were compared to the Beatles because of their hair and they why they acted. The socs were all about money and their clothes and the Beatles were kind of like that.