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Peppermint Pop: Music, Art And The New York ‘In-Crowd’

Cynthia Rose, The History of Rock, 1982

The Twist was a phenomenon of a commercial musical culture which, ever since its early boom in the mid-Fifties, had been looked down upon by the establishment and had been sneered at or ignored by those in ‘serious’ artistic circles. But in the early Sixties rock began to be linked to another artistic form — Pop Art, which utilized the music because it was a part of American daily life. At this time also, pop music was accepted into the world of New York chic — the world of the arts establishment that had previously excluded it.

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