The History Of Rock And Roll

The History Of Rock And Roll

HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL

For many years, people have been listening to rock and roll music, and not knowing where it originated from. Truthfully, it wasnt just a sudden thing. It came from the combination of various styles and cultures. Through years of development we now have a very defined sound that is now known as “Rock and Roll.” Some roots and influences of the music are such genres as blues, rhythm, bluegrass, “boogie-woogie, gospel, jazz, and rockabilly.
As well all know, the music came from the people of the time as well. Lets start with the early fifties. This was right after WWII and the world was recovering. People had new freedoms and ideas in their heads. Now people were free to pursue individual interests while being guilt free. Although along with this, separation of the races began again, and the music that people wrote and played reflected upon what was going on in society. Big Bands lost their edge and now people were more focusing on individual vocalists. An Alabama White Citizens Council Member was once quoted saying “Weve set up a 20-man committee to do away with this vulgar, animalistic, nigger rock and roll bop.” For

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