history of rock and roll

  • the beginning

    the beginning
    rock and roll after branching off of jazz and the blues
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  • Race records

    Race records
    African american artist couldent record their music in studios so they had to figure out another way to do it with a phonograph
  • Little Richard

    Little Richard
    Little Richard was a recording artist, song writer, and musician.
    His dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll.
  • The twist

    The twist
    Hank ballard originally wrote the twist. The song was popularized when chubby checker made a cover of the song.
  • Hound dog

    Hound dog
    Hound dog was originally recorded by willie mae 'Big mama" Thornton. Hound dog has been recorded over 250 times. The best known Version was elvis presleys in july of 1956
  • Jerry Lee lewis

    Jerry Lee lewis
    Nick name "the killer" and was viewed as rock and rolls first great wild man. he was a country singer/song writer
  • Buddy holly

    Buddy holly
    Buddy holly was an american singer/songwritter and a pioneer of rock and roll. He was only sucessful for about a year and a half before he died in an airplane crash that occured on february 3rd 1959
  • Motown

    Motown was a record Company in 1959 out of Detroit Michigan. The name Motown means motor town which is another name for Detroit.
  • The supremes

    The supremes
    The supremes were and American female singing group. This group was originally founded as The Primettes In Detroit Michigan in 1959
  • The temptations

    The temptations
    he Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s
  • The beatles

    The beatles
    English rock band formed in liverpool in 1960 the band is made up of four members. John lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter artist and writer. Dylan was very influential to music and culture for more than five decades
  • The rolling stones

    The rolling stones
    English rock band formed in 1962
  • That loving feeling

    That loving feeling
    That loving feeling was recorded by the Righteous Brothers. this song became a number one hit single in the united states. and the united kingdom.
  • Bob Dylan at Newport folk festival

    Bob Dylan at Newport folk festival
    in the summer of 1965 Bob Dylan went to the Newport folk festival to play the electric guitar that he recently heard from The Beatles at one of their concerts. Bob Dylan set up a lot of big speakers at Newport and made a bunch of loud noise.
  • Paint it, black

    Paint it, black
    paint it, black was released by the Rolling Stones in may of 1966. This song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Jagger wrote the lyrics and Richards wrote the Music.
  • Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin was a singer that first came to fame in the 1960's. she wrote was in a band and then went solo. She also performed at woodstock.