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The 50s

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Tara Beck

on 7 October 2010

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Rock and Roll Is Born -1950s Early Rock and Roll In 1953, a Cleveland DJ named Alan Freed began playing "rhythm & blues," which he named "ROCK AND ROLL" http://www.alanfreed.com/ Pop Culture in the '50s Bill Haley and the Comets:
Rock around the clock Little Richard Crazy piano player with hits like "Tutti Frutti", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" http://www.rockabillyhall.com/RockAroundClock.html Little Richard in a Geico Commercial! Elements of Music Instruments include: Pop Song Form! Doo-Wop Music focused on tight vocal harmonies, not instruments. Light background. Singers had a wholesome and "clean cut" image. Groups include... The Penguins The Cerw Cuts The Platters Rock and Roll
Rhythm and Blues Use of small bands - guitar, bass, piano and drums Elvis Presley Jerry Lee Lewis Buddy Holly Plane crash kills music stars
Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens Chuck Berry Rockabilly Combines influences of rock, country, and swing music.
Many artists were from the southern USA. Danced all over his piano - crazy performer! Lyrics become "suggestive"... Johnny Cash Bill Haley and The Comets American Bandstand Teen Idols Montage of 1950s Songs Fats Domino
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