History of Rock 'N' Roll

  • chuck berry was born

    chuck berry was born
    chuck berry was one of the early rock 'n' rollers
  • Buddy Holly Dies in a Plane Crash

    Buddy Holly Dies in a Plane Crash
    It’s remarkable that Buddy Holly enjoyed mainstream success for just a year-and-a-half before a tragic plane crash took his life and those of his friends, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson, on February 3, 1959. His passing, along with the absence of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis from the rock scene, ushered in a fallow period dominated by the likes of crooners such as Bobby Darin and Trini Lopez. Fittingly, when the British Invasion occurred,
  • the beatles apear on the ed sullivan show

    the beatles apear on the ed sullivan show
    [' >beatles: ed sullivan show](http://<a href='http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sX1jFJmC13A)the beatles on the ed sullivan show</a>On Sunday, February 9, 1964, 73 million viewers tuned in to watch The Beatles perform for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show. The following week, a sizeable portion of America’s school kids began growing moptops and imploring their parents to buy them guitars. The British Invasion was underway and rock and roll would never be the same.
  • thriller was released

    thriller was released
    Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall
  • MTV Launches

    MTV Launches
    On August 1, 1981, MTV launched with the airing of the video for The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star.” In short order, the network became a seminal cultural force, although it sometimes seemed to reward artists with visual appeal to the exclusion of other artists who were just as worthy. Bands like The Replacements (with “Seen Your Video”) and the Dead Kennedys (with “MTV, Get off the Air”) railed against video-centric rock and roll, but in the end most artists capitulated to the network’s