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'Rock & Roll Time Line'

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Jrome Lising

on 19 May 2010

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1946 R&B started playing in 1946, and on radio stations. r0ck & r0ll timeline 1951 Rocket 88, considered the first Rock record, and is released. 1952 Little Richard's first records are released. 1953 Elvis Presley makes his first private recordings. At a studio for some money. 1954 Ray Charles forms his own band. 1955 The movie Blackboard Jungle is released featuring Bill Haley & The Comets, Rock Around The Clock. RCA signs Elvis Presley. The Everly Bros. make their first studio recordings 1956 Elvis' first film, Love Me Tender. An impromptu recording session at Sun Studios for Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, the million dollar quartet. Chuck Berry releases the hits "School Day" and "Rock And Roll Music" 1957 Elvis is drafted into the U.S. Army 1958 Buddy Holly is killed in a plane crash. 1959 1960 Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show following his Army stint. Big soul hits for groups like The Shirelles, The Marvelettes. Dion splits from The Belmonts. 1961 1962 The Supremes have their first record released by Motown. The Twist takes off. 1963 Surf music rules the airwaves. 1964 The Beatles hit America leading the British Invasion. 1965 Bob Dylan plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival spawning Folk-Rock.
1966 The Monkees TV series begins. The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album arrives. 1967 Monterey Pop Festival begins the open air Rock festival concept. The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper is unleashed. Cream issues their 1968 Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention release We're Only In It For The Money 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Festival draws half a million fans to Max Yasgar's farm in New York. The Who's rock opera Tommy is introduced. 1970 Deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin within a month of each other. The Grateful Dead release both Workingman's Dead 1971 Deaths of Jim Morrison (The Doors) and Duane Allman (Allman Bros. Band). Songwriter Carole King releases her Tapesty album. 1972 Smokey Robinson leaves The Miracles to go solo. 1973 Led Zeppelin's tour is a record breaker. Pink Floyd release Dark Side Of The Moon. 1974 Bob Dylan & The Band tour together. 1975 Rod Stewart officially quits The Faces. Bruce Springsteen releases Born To Run. 1976 Stevie Wonder's album release Songs In The Key Of Life would win five Grammy awards. Frampton Comes Alive is released. The Disco influence is felt as Saturday Night Fever becomes a best selling album. Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell is released. Elvis Presley dies. 1977 1978 Van Halen release their first album. 1979 The Who release two movies, go on tour, and eleven fans are trampled to death at their Cincinnati concert. 1980 John Lennon is murdered in front of his New York apartment. 1981 Paul McCartney's Wings disbands after over 20 hits. 1982 The Eagles disband until hell freezes over. Michael Jackson's Thriller album is released late in the year. 1983 David Bowie's "Let's Dance" hits Number One with Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar. 1984 Jackie Wilson succumbs to a long illness. 1985 "We Are The World" is recorded by 46 U.S. artists in 1986 `The Rolling Stones are awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy 1987 Billy Joel tours and records an album in Russia. by: JROME, Isaacz
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