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Rock and Roll Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was born in 1938. His parents names were Gladys and Vernon Presley. He had a twin brother named Jesse Goran, who died when he was born. When Elvis was 3 Vernon was sent to prison for changing the amount of money on a check. He went to L.C Humes High School. At age 11 Elvis guitar lessons from his uncle. He became a national star in 1956 after singing with RCA and his first number one country western record was Mystery Train. Some people thought he was a bad influence because of his hip swiviling sexuality. He became the first rock and roll star. 1960's Beach Boys The beach boys are an amercian rock band formed in 1961 in California. They were a group of brothers consiting of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. They gained popluarity by their close vocal harmonies their lyrics were mostly about surfing, cars, and romance. The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band", and Allmusic has stated that "the band's unerring ability... made them America's first, best rock band." The group has had 36 United States Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band) and 56 Hot 100 hits, including four number-one singles. The Beatles English rock band formed in Liverpool. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all belonged to the beatles. They worked in many genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock. The Beatles are the best selling band in the history of popular music. For decades after their break-up, The Beatles' music continues to be popular. Bill Haley was born in 1925. His parents names were William and Maude Haley. His older sisters name is margret. At the age 18 Bill made his first record called "Candy Kisses." for the next four years he was a guitarist and singer with country and western music. When he was 21 he felt he wasnt going to make it as a cowboy so he returned to his hometown to host a radio program. Also at this age he was engaged to Dorthy, they were childhood sweathearts. He was in a band named The Comets. Bill Haley 1950's Chuck Berry Ray Charles was born in 1930 in Albany. He grew up in Florida. at age 6 he started to lose his eyesight from whatching his brother drown in the washtub his mother used for take in laundry. At St. Augustine School fr the deaf and blind he learned how to play the piano, clarinet and alto saxophone. He also learned how to compose in big bands and read and write in brail. Charles moved to Seattle when he was 17, he then performed with the maximun trio (Him, Nat "King" Cole, and Charles Brown). In 1952 Charles gave up the Nat "King" Cole stylization and began Gospel Techniques to blues lyrics. In 1955 Charles had a hit in the R&B and pop fields with his own composition "I've Got a Woman." After that Through the Late fifties charles had hits consistintly on the R&B charts. He was a multitalented blind black musician who invented a new genre of music. Ray Charles Chuck Berry was born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. His mothers name was marthe and she was school teacher, his fathers name was Henry and he was a contractor and deacon of the nearby Antioch Baptist Church. He had 6 siblings and he grew up The Ville, an area just north of downtown St. Louis which was one of the few areas in the city where Blacks could own property. While attending Sumner High School, he learned to play the quitar. A jazz guitarist Ira Harris taught Berry the parts of the instrument on a four-string tenor guitar. By 1950, he changed over to a six-string electric guitar. On New Year's Eve in 1952 Berry joined the Sir John Trio. The leader of the group was Johnnie Johnson and the other was the drummer Ebby Hardy. This trio would be the start of Berry's long association with Johnson whose piano boogie riffs would have a great influence on his guitar playing. He was certainly the single most important black artist in rock and roll and the first guitarist singer who reached the charts. Artist and there music! By : Megan O'Brien & Lexi Budde Important Events: Bob Dylan Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. He was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa born December 21, 1940. An American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, electronic, orchestral, and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. 1953 - Elvis Presley makes his first (private) recordings.Full transcript
1954 - Ray Charles forms his own band.
1958 - Elvis is drafted into the U.S. Army
1959 - Buddy Holly is killed in a plane crash. 1963 - Surf music rules the airwaves.
1964 - The Beatles hit America leading the British Invasion.
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.