Rock And Roll Essay

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Rock and Roll is a genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s. It is said to have developed “from African-American musical styles such as gospel, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, with country” (Wikipedia). Just like jazz and rhythm and blues, rock and roll came from the southern United States. In 1951 the song “Sixty Minute Man” was said to be the first rock and roll song ever recorded. Rock and roll has had a huge impact on many of the issues that arose between the 1950 and 1970s. A reason that rock and roll became so popular among people in 1950 was because of the appealing and capturing rhythm of the songs. It is said that “the blues gave birth to a baby and named it rock and roll.” People generally danced to the blues because it had such a rhythm that if you did not dance it would feel almost sinful. People dancing or even foot-tapping became the norm with rock and roll. Another reason that the music became so popular is because of the plethora of artist that were willing to explore and experiment with rock and roll music. It is said that “with segregation being overturned in 1954 it gave some freedom for black and white artists to be sold in the same stores and be on the same record labels” (Stewart). This paved a way for unity between the two races. Woodstock was a concert that took place in 1969 in New York where both…show more content…
It was made in 1952 by Adolph Rickenbacker. Before rock and roll became popular the general music group consisted of jazz instruments such as the trumpet or the saxophone. The guitar, especially the electric guitar, became more prominent as the genre of rock and roll progressed. This instrument would become a huge aspect of rock and roll, and guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page would become guitar legends. A fun fact about Jimi Hendrix was that he played the guitar left handed and upside

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