Music listeners had dozens of genres to choose from and many of them rose to popularity at different points during the decade.
History of rock and roll s: Rockabilly Elvis Presleyrock and roll singer During the early sthe popularity of rhythm and blues music spread. It became very popular among young white people. Some teenagers began buying rhythm and blues records as a form of rebellion.
This music was very different from the music that was popular with most of their parents. The music was exciting, and it had a very strong rhythm and beat.
Some adults strongly objected to rhythm and blues music. They did not think young people should listen to it. Alan Freed had a radio show in Cleveland, Ohio in the early s.
He is said to be the first person to use the expression "rock and roll" to describe rhythm and blues music. Alan Freed was one of the first to play rock and roll music on his radio show, and he organized the first rock and roll concert in Cleveland in Songs by black performers like Fats Domino and Little Richard soon became popular with teenagers.
Some early rock and roll music was created in the southern United States city of MemphisTennessee. In Memphis, a white record producer called Sam Phillips produced records by local black musicians.
One day, an eighteen-year-old truck driver came to his studio to record a song for his mother. The young man was Elvis Presley. Phillips produced Presley's first real record ina song called "That's All Right.
It was not popular at first. Then it was used in a movie about rebellious teenagers, called "The Blackboard Jungle".
The movie caused a lot of debate on the origin of rock and roll. It also made the song a huge hit. However, Cecil's Gant's 'We're Gonna Rock' recorded in mid is a song that many people have forgotten that was an early influence on rock n roll.
Its lyrics and music were like those that would be in later songs. The drums and bass guitar would be similar to rock and roll songs that would be made later.
Many other rock and roll singers became popular in the s. Chuck Berry's music was a mixture of country and rhythm and blues. Inhis song "Maybellene" was one of the most popular songs in the country. The melody is similar to both "Move It On" and "Rock Around Clock", but latter has different tonal subtleties and chords.
From Motown to Folk Rock Motown: African-American popular music In the sblack music and musicians became recognized as an important part of the music industry in America. This was because a company in DetroitMichigancalled Motown Records that produced some of the most popular songs in American music.
Berry Gordy started Motown Records. He presented "black" music in a way that both black people and white people would like. One of their hits was "Come See About Me".
Five young men from Los Angeles formed a group called the Beach Boys. Brian Wilson wrote, performed, and produced the group's records. The words were about the local teenage culture. The group sang about riding surfboards on the ocean waves. The words became as important as the music.
Bob Dylan began writing folk rock songs that many young people considered to be poetry. Dylan was influenced by folk singers and songwriters like Woody Guthrie. He wrote about war and racial injustice. Some of his songs were used as protest songs for the anti-war and civil rights movements in America.
Later, Dylan wrote more personal songs.rock and roll (also rock 'n' roll) • n. a type of popular dance music originating in the s, characterized by a heavy beat and simple melodies. Rock and roll was an amalgam of black rhythm and blues and white country music, usually based on a twelve-bar structure .
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