History of Rock n' Roll

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History of Rock n' Roll

  1. 1. History of Rock and Roll
  2. 2. Brief History of Rock and Roll <ul><ul><li>During the 1920s and 1930s, many white Americans enjoyed seeing and listening to African-American jazz and blues performed by white musicians. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They often objected to experiencing the music as performed by the original black artists, but found it acceptable when the music was performed by whites. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>A few black rhythm and blues musicians achieved crossover success with whites and blacks, but most were rewarded with poverty and eventual obscurity. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>In 1951, Alan Freed (Cleveland, Ohio) began playing this type of music for a multi-racial audience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freed is credited with coining the phrase &quot;rock and roll&quot; to describe the rollicking R&B music tradition. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Alan Freed Inducted 1986
  6. 7. “ Midnight Special” &quot; Midnight Special &quot; is an old folk song originally popularized by Leadbelly . Johnny Rivers and Creedence Clearwater Revival are well-known for their versions. Also big artists such as ABBA , Van Morrison & Paul McCartney have covered the song.
  7. 8. Lead Belly (1885?-1949) “ Midnight Special” is historically performed in the country-blues style. “ Midnight Special” is performed in first person and is a tale of how the songwriter is imprisoned. Inducted 1988
  8. 9. Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) Inducted 1993
  9. 14. Elvis Inducted 1986
  10. 15. <ul><ul><li>Elvis Presley many adults believed that rock and roll and Presley was immoral and would be destructive to the youth of America. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 16. Ed Sullivan– Elvis Debut

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