Rock & Roll, Pt. 1

It's a cliche to say but this is the music that launched a revolution. The education of white America to the energy and dance rhythms of African-American Rhythm & Blues in the 1950's would change the face of popular music permanantly in a large part of the world.

It's also important to distinguish this from the music that was influenced by it that would come after that was "Rock" without the "Roll" meaning that dance rhythms were de-emphasized and "rock" music was primarily a stationary listening experience that was more or less impossible to dance to.

Published on by Chuck O'Rourke.