The same people who made Sugar Sugar by the Archies the most popular song when Gimme Shelter was available voted for Reagan. That makes sense. There was no pivot in American culture. The “debauchery” of the 1970s we’re told there was a backlash against? Bowie playing a few night clubs. Rich people briefly screening Deep Throat in a theatre because it was trendy among a very few people, who were resentful.