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History of Rock: the birth of rock

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History of Rock: the birth of rock MUCO 120

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the birth of rock n roll and the African American influences.
History of Rock
Sean K McCollough
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Music History, Rock, Music




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carly Rocco on Tuesday October 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUCO 120 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Sean K McCollough in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see History of Rock in Music History at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.


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Date Created: 10/11/16
History of Rock The Birth of Rock n’ Roll  Renegade Disc Jockeys: DJ on the radio stations  Doo Wop: a way for African American Artist to make it to the charts/ was clean music. o The Crows “ Gee”  The cover phenomenon: white artist covering R&B music and Doo Wop o Big Joe Turner: the original “shake Rattle & Roll” o Bill Haley & His Comets: covered “Shake Rattle &Roll” they cleaned up the sound and lyrics  Fat Domino: a great piano player/ was very charismatic/ cleaner lyrics but still blues oriented  Little Richard: “Tutti Fruity” had a unique way of performing/ moved a lot on stage  Elvis Presley: started at Sun Records/ when first heard on radio people thought he was Black/ was influenced a lot by African Americas and Blues o “That’s Alright” a cover of Arthur Crudup o Elvis did a lot of covers of Blues artist o RCA recording studio bought Sun Records contract and took on Elvis o Later in his career Elvis was doing shows in Las Vegas/ He sorts became a parody of himself/ gained a lot of weight/ wore bedazzled white suits  Chuck Berry: “Maybalene” almost the opposite of Elvis/ people thought he was white/ filtered R&B through Country and BlueGrass o “Johnny B. Good” o CHESS Records: in Chicago/ recorded mostly Black artist  Carls Perkins: wrote his own songs/ fron TN/ part of the Million Dollar Quartet/ wrote “Blue Suede Shoes” o Also part of the Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis  Jerry Lee Lewis: lots of boogie woogie! “Great Ball of Fire”  Johnny Cash: Sun Records/ Country artist with a Rock n Roll heart  Janis Martin: was the female artist/ there were not many rock n roll women at this time. o “Drug Store Rock n’ Roll”  Buddy Holly and the Crickets: “That’ll Be the Day” / had a very short career because he was killed in a plane crash.


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