Rock Lyrics [Perversion and the John Birch Society]. Joseph R. Crow.

Rock Lyrics [Perversion and the John Birch Society]

Massachusettes / California: The Movement to Restore Decency, [ca. 1970]. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Staplebound pamphlet. Offset. 11pp. Near fine. Item #5489

Pamphlet sensationalizing profanity or perceived sexual deviance in popular rock lyrics of the period.

Published by the Movement to Restore Decency, a front group for the far-right anti-communist John Birch Society, in order to convince parents that rock music had a corrupting influence on American youth and society and therfore must be censored. A scarce artifact of the fear-mongering backlash to young people’s music.

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