I do love reading about the time period of the Silent Gen. I always found that an odd name for them, though I know it comes from their childhood. The great majority didn't make a lot of noise, until they started the Civil Rights movement. That blew the original notion out of the water. That generation produced some of the best people and music the US has ever seen.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??