History of Rock and Roll Timeline By rcsz Dec 5, 1932 When Littel Richard was born. He was born in Macon,Georgia,US and he birth name is Richard Wayne penniman. Jan 8, 1935 Elvis was born Elvis was born on January 8th 1935. He was called the king of Rock and was the first white Rock and Roll artist. Jun 11, 1951 Rock and Roll was named Allan Freed a radio DJ gave Rock and Roll its name. Aug 29, 1958 Micheal Jackson was born Micheal Jackson ws born in 1958. He was very popular even as a child because he was in a band called Jackson 5. Jan 1, 1959 Mowtown was founded Mowtown records was founded by Berry Gordy in Detroit. Back in the day it was called the Mowtown Sound Feb 3, 1959 Buddy Holly died Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He was a very influencial artist and it was a huge shame that he died. Jun 13, 1963 The Animals The Animals came in 1963-1983 as part of the british invation to the US. Feb 7, 1964 The Beatles came The Betales came to America in 1964. This was the start of the British Invasion. Aug 16, 1977 When Elvis died. It was a shame thart Elvis died. He was such a amazing singer and a influentional artist. May 5, 1980 MTV was founded In 1980 MTV (Music Television) was created. And to this day it is still inthe running and very popular.