Rock music was not a top choice of music for many Americans in the 1950’s. Elvis was in the army. A lot of Americans were listening to jazz and folk music. The television show called American Bandstand made people view rock music differently. Started with Bob Horn who made a small regional rock show, it moved over to Dick Clark after Horn was arrested for drunk driving. Dick Clark grew it into a national tv show after pitching the show to ABC. it ended up becoming insanely popular with youth and a lot of teens didn’t want to miss an episode. Many of the bands that played on American Bandstand lip-synched their music. The music executives wanted to control what was being broadcasted on television. They didn’t want anything that could be considered vulgar to be broadcasted. The executives of the show wanted to paint a nice picture of rock n roll because most of the people that were against it were against it for reasons like how it was about sex and drugs and other bad things. The show ended up becoming more unpopular when ABC rescheduled them from weekdays to Saturday afternoon. American Bandstand was a show that made rock music a national hit and then it slowly fell out of grace and rock was slowly falling out.
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...se bands had the same type of vocals that The Beatles had and acted like The Beatles acted. Other bands tried to follow in the footsteps of The Rolling Stones using more of a blues influence in their music. They were the original bad boy boy band. This type of band has been copied for decades. They influenced many bands like The Beatles did. They might not have been as popular as The Beatles, but they were definitely the second most important band in the British invasion era. Other bands such as The Kinks and The Who didn’t try to be like The Beatles or The Rolling Stones and just wanted to do their own thing and this worked out and they had great success in the United States. There were many bands that were part of the British invasion and all of these bands ended up influencing all rock music and influencing all of the artists who came after them in rock n roll.
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