Kerouac 'n' Roll
Sir: The article on rock 'n' roll [May 21] was both forceful and revealing. Primitive, noisy, anti-intellectual, coarse, unlyrical, and provocative as it is, rock 'n' roll provides an active means of honest, uninhibited expression, and an escape from the pressing realities of a 20th century world that is all too often the burial ground of lighthearted amusement.
JOHN WINEBRENNER Washington, D.C.
Sir: Your article finally acknowledges the fact that rock 'n' roll today is not reserved for the totally ignorant.
THOMAS WERMAN Columbia University New York City
Sir: Moaning and grunting...