When the Beatles made their debut in America 45 years ago, my father was not the least bit pleased. He really disliked what he called "that bangity-bang-bang music." I vividly recall once when the family was loaded up in the station wagon and we drove past WCOL, Columbus' rock station way back then, he commented (jokingly?), "Somebody give me a satchel charge."
In retrospect I wonder what anybody found so shocking about a group that sang songs like "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Possible premarital *hand* *holding*?!?! Reaaaaaally!)
A year ago, I think our popular culture hit an all-time low when the Oscar for best song from a movie went to "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp." I really wonder what it will take to shock this young young generation when they hit middle age.