Rock And Roll

“America. betaking herself to formative action(as it is about time for more solid achievement, and less windy promise), must , for her purpose, cease to recognize a theory of character grown of feudal aristocracies, or form’d by merely literary standards, or from any ultramarine, full-dress formulas of culture. polish, caste, &c., enough, and must sternly promulgate her new standard, yet old enough, and accepting the old, the perennial elements, and combining them into groups, unities, appropriate to the modern, the democratic, the west, and to the practical occasions and needs of our own cities, and of the agricultural regions.”1 Walt Whitman wrote this poem back in 1855. A hundred ...

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People are feeling how they did back in the 20’s; carefree and willing to do anything for fun. On March 5, 1951, a rhythm-and-blues band, Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats, recorded “Rocket 88”, a frenetic, toe-tapping tribute to a customized car.2 This was the birth of . The music didn’t catch on until 1955 though, when Bill Haley produced “Rock Around the Clock”. The song soared up the pop charts, and became the first song to ever-hit number 1. From the music of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, to Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, no other style of music has so greatly impacted the lifestyle of the American people.
Elvis Presley was the most recognized and the most influential artist that ever lived. In 1956, Elvis made his way into the national spotlight with his single “Heartbreak Hotel”. He set in stone the image and sound of that would endure as long as the music lived.3 With the swivel of his hips, the slur of his voice, and the curl of his lip, he ...

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American Visionary, and American artist, in a fierce new time. No other modern legend was to be so widely damned at first as a threat or joke, only to later be understood as one of our purest, most commonly acclaimed heroes.7
“While Elvis Presley will forever be the symbol of the rock idol, it is Chuck Berry who defined the music as a creative form. Musically speaking, he is the Rock upon which rests.”8 Berry’s first attempt at recording for Chess Records was “Maybellene,” a loud, jangling remake of Lloyd “Cowboy” Copas’s country hit, “Ida Red.” Within four weeks of its release, “Maybellene” had reached the top of the rhythm-and-blues charts. The song became so widely accepted ...

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