I love the 70s-90s. Can anyone tell me about Korea during these years? I really want to know about them, but I can't find anything about it. Were the Beatles, Elvis, and Nirvana popular there too? Was there ever a Korean flower child hippie movement? We're drugs like LSD and Speed used often? Were there parties, and special slang terms, and free thinking?
Could you tell me where I could find this information?
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I really like some of Kim Hyun Shik's songs, like this one:
He was one of the most important artists of the 80s:
I hope you'll like him too! :)
These were some parts of restricts existed in 70~80 in korea.
Skirt length restrict in public places, curfew for everyone even adult, no right to free speech and demonstration. If someone broke the restrict or was accused of being communist, the person got arrested. Sometimes got tortured.
There were hippies in 70~80 in Korea and also were legendary korean Rockers like 신중현 and 산울림. Some rockers were arrested of posession of drug and weed.
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This is what my mother and father live and remember and also I've heard.
(Below media clips are not represent all korean history but what I've heard from elders and history)
From 1990s, it would be easy to hear about your korean friends.
Nice question. I was born in the UK in the 70's and 'grew up' in the 90's, but I feel like I have a good idea what the UK was like in 70s and even a bit earlier, partly because I think in many ways the UK hasn't changed very much in the last 40 years or so! I think Korea was coming from a very different starting point after world war II and the Korean war, and the country was still under military rule until 1992.
A random link: <a href="http://www.lifeinkorea.com/information/history2.cfm">http://www.lifeinkorea.com/information/history2.cfm</a> - it sounds like student demonstrations were a feature of life for many years. I can imagine there was quite a contrast between youth culture in a modernising country and the realities of living in a military dictatorship!
Maybe when I am a bit better at Korean I would love to watch some films from the 70s and 80s - 바보들의 행진 (The March of Fools) looks interesting: <a href="http://www.koreafilm.org/feature/100_55.asp">http://www.koreafilm.org/feature/100_55.asp</a>.
This comparison is not fair. The economy and culture of South Korea was (and still is) in a very different place compared to the USA.