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  Rock and roll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rock and roll (also spelled rock 'n' roll, especially in its first decade), is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in America in the 1950s.
Rock and roll emerged as a defined musical style in America in the 1950s, though elements of rock and roll can be heard in rhythm and blues records as far back as the 1920s.
Early rock and roll combined elements of blues, boogie woogie, jazz and rhythm and blues, and is also influenced by traditional Appalachian folk music, gospel and country and western.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rock_and_roll   (1383 words)

 Rocket 88 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is claimed by Sam Phillips - owner of Sun Records, and pioneer rock and roll record producer - to be the "the first rock and roll song".
The claim that "Rocket 88" was the first rock and roll record is perhaps overstated, but it was the second-biggest rhythm and blues single of 1951 and much more influential than some other "first" claimants.
Those who subscribe to the definition of rock and roll as the melding of country music with rhythm and blues believe that it is Haley's version of the song, not the Turner/Brentson original, that is the first rock and roll record.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rocket_88   (481 words)

 First rock and roll record - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although it was played with a backbeat and was one of the first "around the clock" lyrics, this slow minor-key blues was by no means rock and roll in the modern sense.
This recording is standing in for many performances by spasm bands, jug bands, and skiffle groups that have the same wild, informal feel that early rock and roll had.
Record sales, and milestones, are no longer determined as short races, but rather as marathons, and Presley, deservedly, and based on his continuance as a remarkably hot seller, remains the most accomplishied of the long distance solo rock runners.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_rock_and_roll_record   (1423 words)

 Jimmy Preston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He first hit the charts with his Prestonians in April, 1949, with "Hucklebuck Daddy," and followed that with "Rock The Joint," recorded in May of that year, which was his second of three hits.
This is one of the true classics in the history of rock and roll, the original version of a song that would be covered by many.
This recording is one of the first true rockers in history and a real classic.
www.hoyhoy.com /preston.htm   (189 words)

 Elvis First: Presleys in the Press - 50 Years of Rock and Roll
There had been a few rock and roll recordings made prior to 1954, but it was Rock Around the Clock that opened a Pandora's box of uninhibited music, and firmly established it in the public's psyche.
The rock and roll generation were the first to break the mould of the old-fashioned, class-based society in which they grew up after the war.
Before the rock and roll era, teenagers more or less did as their parents told them but the music created a mood of euphoria and rebellion.
www.geocities.com /ep_first/mediaf/themesf/50yearsofrockandroll.html   (2292 words)

 Bill Haley and the Comets
The term “rock and roll” was fl slang for sexual activity.
Rock and roll music, at least at first, was a combination of blues, gospel music and jazz, as performed mainly by fl artists.
By the time he had recorded two more hits, “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and “See You Later, Alligator”, he was rapidly losing ground to younger singers who had followed his lead and were now recording their own rock records.
ks.essortment.com /billhaleycomet_rwla.htm   (1045 words)

 LCD 25 | The First Rock & Roll Record
Nobody thought to shove the Unbleached American's face into a recording horn before tertiary syphilis enrolled him in the choir eternal in 1909, at age 44 (but since the industry was Jim Crow until 1920, that's no reflection on his talent).
Hundreds of records that suck, covering the whole spectrum of sucking, from a mild inward pressure to the kind of all-devouring vortex that invariably accompanies the discharge of a.44 magnum in tourist class (if you believe what you see in the movies).
This one, however, is vacuum-free: "All Coons" is a thoroughly modern record-so modern, in fact, that the first six notes of the chorus riff are rhythmically identical to the verse from "Satisfaction." And like "Satisfaction," the tempo is fast but not too fast to stomp.
www.wfmu.org /LCD/25/firstrock2.html   (561 words)

 Rock & Roll 50th Anniversary: FAQ
As to when the term was first used, in a modern context a lot of credit has to be given to Alan Freed who used the phrase "rock and roll" in his radio and concert hall shows in the early 50's.
So we've instead used what we believe to be the anniversary of the emergence of rock and roll as a cultural form in the public's mind which seems to have happened around 1954-1955.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® is a registered trademark of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Inc.
www.rockandroll50th.com /about/faq   (587 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | When was rock'n'roll really born?
The most widely held belief is that the first rock'n'roll single was 1951's Rocket 88, written by Ike Turner, sung by Jackie Brenston (the saxophone player from Turner's backing band The Kings of Rhythm), and recorded by Sam Phillips, who later went on to found Sun records and discover Elvis Presley.
The one exception is Joe Bihari, the former vice-chairman of Modern records, a label best-known for discovering blues star BB King, but which also released Wild Bill Moore's Rock and Roll.
Bill Moore was a saxophone player and that record was released during the hucklebuck era, when that honking sax first became big.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,1192358,00.html   (1853 words)

 The Milestones Gallery: From hillbilly to hip-hop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Long before Elvis Presley picked up his first guitar, musicians playing blues, boogie-woogie, jazz, gospel, hillbilly and honky-tonk were laying the foundations for rock 'n' roll.
Many are featured in "The First Rock 'n' Roll Record," the first in a series of interconnected exhibits in the Milestones Gallery that explore popular music from the 1930s to the present.
"The First Rock 'n' Roll Record" exhibit begins with the 1938 recording of "Roll 'Em Pete" by Pete Johnson and Big Joe Turner and concludes with the rock 'n' roll explosion of 1956.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /emp/milestone.shtml   (414 words)

 Rock Around the Clock Tribute
But Rock and Roll was still an underground music form, enjoyed primarily by fl audiences and those relatively few whites like Alan Freed who braved the racial intolerance of 1950s America to visit the back of the musical bus, so to speak.
The generally accepted view is that Rock and Roll -- as originally conceived -- is the melding of rhythm and blues and country and western musical styles with the application of a backbeat.
With barely 40 minutes left in their first session, The Comets were finally able to record "Rock Around the Clock." Fortunately, the song was already familiar to most of the group, so it required minimal in-studio rehearsal.
www.rockabillyhall.com /RockClockTribute.html   (9128 words)

 CBC News - Viewpoint: Dan Brown
When I heard its first tell-tale notes, I leaned over and said to my amour – because I'm a know-it-all and Amanda, at 26 years old, is nine years my junior – "Did you know that many people consider this the first rock 'n' roll record?" She didn't, bless her heart.
And despite what I told Amanda, it's more accurate to say it was the song that took rock 'n' roll from the fringes and put it on the musical map, rather than the first true rock 'n' roll record.
Maybe Rock is evolving and you are simply stuck in the past with preconceptions about what rock and roll has to be.
www.cbc.ca /news/viewpoint/vp_browndan/20040413.html   (1131 words)

 Origins of Rock'n'Roll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With randb records starting to enter to the mainstream, and mainstream artists like Johnnie Ray getting an randb "soul" feeling in their music, there was a move to get Congress to ban them on the grounds of "obscenity", although commercial and racist interests underlay much of the outcry.
At first, their music was blues and humorous ballads but they jumped on the "rock" bandwagon of the late 40s.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets were the first major rock group to introduce the three guitar and drums band which became the standard rock'n'roll lineup and Buddy was the first major rock'n'roll performer to write most of his own songs.
www.menziesera.com /origins_of_rock/origins_of_rock.shtml   (2157 words)

 inductees2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rock and Roll became the hot ticket, so Myron bought himself a harmony guitar and amp; making the switch to the new music format when the television show ended "Myron Lee and the Caddies" was born with the name coming from Myron's job as a caddie at a local golf course.
Fredlo recorded and released many different recordings and although none is known to have made the national charts many were sold in the Quad City area.
Fredlo Records should be remembered not just as the source of Iowa's first Rock and Roll record, although that would be enough, but also as a place where many of eastern Iowa's Rock and Roll Pioneers could go and record their music under the careful and sincere guidance of Fred and Lois Mauck.
www.iowarocknroll.com /2001inductees/2001inductees.html   (4092 words)

 Bill Haley and His Comets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At 18 he made his first record "Candy Kisses" and for the next four years was a guitarist and singer with country and western bands.
The first American Rock and Roll star to come to Britain, he was met with large and enthusiastic crowds.
Haley was was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
www.history-of-rock.com /haley.htm   (1314 words)

 Jackie Brenston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although it may have been the first record from Phillips' studio that he considered to be "rock 'n roll," there were many rock and roll records before this one.
The idea that this was the first rock and roll record is just one of the pieces of misinformation that has been repeated so often for so many years that it has entered the realm of scripture.
The defining characteristic of rock and roll is the rhythm.
www.hoyhoy.com /brenston.htm   (705 words)

 Steven Rosen: Did Hollywood Create Rock 'n' Roll?
It was the first rock 'n' roll record to go to No. 1 in the United States.
He was almost 30 when he recorded "Rock," quickly faded and died largely forgotten at age 55 in 1981.
Rock, which didn't really exist yet, wasn't part of the film's story line, though the delinquents do hate jazz.
blogs.indiewire.com /stevenrosen/archives/005356.html   (783 words)

 USATODAY.com - A few others could claim first   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though the hoopla for the birth of rock 'n' roll is centered on July 5, 1954, for reasons perhaps not entirely unconnected to commerce, there are other contenders for the birthdate.
The case against: With the line "Rock and roll like a rocking chair," the jazzy dance ditty didn't quite scream youth rebellion, and neither did the Tin Pan Alley warblers, who emerged from the vaudeville halls of New Orleans to become a staple on Bing Crosby's radio show.
He was credited with coining the euphemism "rock and roll," urban slang for sex, to avoid the term "race music" attached to rhythm and blues.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2004-07-01-other-contenders_x.htm   (649 words)

 Bobby Lowell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
“Rock and Roll” and prior to Elvis Presley’s legendary Sun Recording sessions.
Records in anticipated in the fall of 1999.
and is still recording and releasing fine rock records into the “21st Century”.
www.nebrocks.org /blowell.htm   (718 words)

 Rock 'n' Roll Studio Designated as National Historic Landmark
The Sun Records Studio, considered by many as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, provided some of the South's greatest contributions to American music.
Norton noted that the state of Tennessee is well known for its roots in all types of music from rock and roll and blues to country western.
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs First House, Madison, Wis. - Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1936, the Jacobs House was the first house to be built, among the many that followed, which Wright termed "Usonian," meaning an artistic house of low cost for an average citizen of the United States of America.
www.doi.gov /news/030731.htm   (1530 words)

 History of Rock and Roll Part II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and his Comets was considered by many to be the "first" rock and roll record, but there are other contenders.
The record didn't do much for sales until it was tacked onto the opening credits of the film, "Blackboard Jungle," in 1955.
November of that first big year for rock provided several songs for couples in the back seats of parked cars or in dimly lit rooms of houses devoid of parents.
www.harryhepcat.com /history2.htm   (450 words)

 If not the father of rock & roll, he certainly attended at the birth. | MetaFilter
The founder of Sun Records, Phillips is remembered primarily as the first man to record Elvis Presley and secondarily for his follow-up work with Carl Perkins, Johhny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
But before he even met Presley, Phillips had recorded what is probably the first rock and roll record.
Candidates for the first rock 'n roll record abound.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/27373   (580 words)

 Rock ‘N’ Roll Turns 50 in July
The roster of rock 'n' roll musicians performing is unprecedented and surpasses even the 1985 "Live Aid" lineup.
The coincidence of this series of ground-breaking concerts with their immense political ramifications taking place on the exact 50th anniversary of the day that rock 'n' roll first came of age is increasing public and media attention on the musicians who were among its principal architects half a century ago.
The celebrations have been organized by the "Rock Is Fifty!" Honorary Committee - a non-profit group - instigated and spearheaded by producer/rock historian/radio host Martin Lewis - who in February 2004 initiated and produced the massive nationwide celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first US visit.
www.seniorjournal.com /NEWS/Entertainment/5-06-29RocknRoll.htm   (954 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: What Was the First Rock 'N' Roll Record?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dawson's lastest edition to Rock history, "Rock Around the Clock" is another well written must read and must have collectors book for all those who need to know, Rock and Roll.
Instead (and as it should be)it traces the various influences which evolved to be "Rock and Roll" - I'm sorry to see this is out-of-stock hopefully there'll be a reprint soon.
I'm sick of reading junky rock books where the author thinks it all started with Bill Haley and "Rock Around the Clock." These two guys obviously know their history of RandB and country boogie and pop music from the late '40s and '50s, and they obviously have listened to the records they write about.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0571129390?v=glance   (468 words)

 emplive.org - Visit - About EMP - Exhibit Galleries - Milestones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spanning the 1940s to the 1990s, Milestones is a series of interconnected exhibits celebrating diverse expressions of creativity and the independent spirit of rock 'n' roll.
Rock 'n' roll developed as a result of a number of social, cultural and musical factors.
This exhibit analyzes the influence of the next generation, those who grew up with rock 'n' roll but found their musical inspiration by travelling back to the roots of folk and blues.
www.emplive.org /visit/galleries/milestones.asp   (368 words)

 Rock is Fifty!
There will also be a book-signing by top rock historian Jim Dawson of " Rock Around The Clock" - his new definitive book about the history of the record that sparked the rock revolution.
"Rock Is Fifty!" is an exhibit of rare rock 'n' roll memorabilia specially created for the anniversary by The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame & Museum.
One day for each year of rock 'n' roll since the momentous breakthrough of July 1955… The exhibits are open to the public - free of charge.
www.rockisfifty.com   (651 words)

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