History Of Rock And Roll


INTRODUCTION
Rock and Roll started after the year 1955 with its roots being in Blues,
Gospel, and Jazz. This influenced vocal music, which was popular with the
African American population. Hep Harmony which added rhythm and harmony was
sung by groups such as The "Mills Brothers" and the "Ink Spots".

Small Swing Bands or Jump Bands featured saxophone soloists and repeated
phrases. These city style blues featured singers such as Joe Turner, Dina
Washington, T-Bone Walker, and composer-singer Percy Mayfield.

During this era, country blues traditions of the south became
influential in the North as well. Blacks moved from the South to the North and
Chicago became the center of blues ...

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his
rockabilly style of music. His first record, "Heartbreak Hotel" was recorded.
It was the first of a consecutive 14 records to sell over one million copies.

He inspired other country singers to sing rock and roll. This started a
trend for "cover" recordings. This was when white singers simplified versions
of Black recorded songs. White singers were played on more radio stations and
became very popular.

Young listeners became their largest audience. Young singers were hired
to record songs featuring adolescent issues. "Young Love", "16 Candles", and
"Teenage Crush". Such singers as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Jerry
Lee Lewis became famous and popular.

Love ballads also became more popular, with the musical audience looking
for sentimental and honest expression. This turned some of the more popular
music from rock to folk ballads. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter, Paul, and
Mary were the more popular folk singers.

1963-1969

During ...

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his wife, Linda.
Harrison and Starr also went on to do solo albums. Ringo also starred in some
films. Rumors of a reunion were believed until the murder of John Lennon in
1980.

Some of the groups influenced by the Beatles were The Who, Cream with
Eric Clapton, and Chicago Blues. They brought out sounds such as loud music,
guitar screeches, and on stage smashing of instruments. During this time, rock
operas and rock musicals became popular, such as Tommy, The Who and Hair.

Formed in 1962 the Rolling Stones started becoming popular. In 1964,
The Rolling Stones were first known as Muddy Waters. They had wild stage
antics and brutal lyrics. The group consisted of 5 members from ...

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