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The Evolution of Rock and Roll (1950's-1970's)

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    Elvis Presley

  • Memphis Recording Service

    Elvis begins recording, including songs "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin".
  • Contract with RCA Records

    Elvis' first contract.
  • "Stage Show" Appearance

    Elvis's network elevision debut.
  • "Elvis Presley" Album

    Elvis's first album is shipped by RCA.
  • Military Draft

    Elvis was drafted into the US Army.
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    The Beatles

  • The Formation of the Beatles

    "The Silver Beetlles" rename themselvevs "The Beatles". They were formed in Liverpool, England.
  • First Apperance on the Ed Sullivan Show

    The Beatles make their first apperance on an American Talk Show.
  • Release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band Album

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    Led Zeppelin

  • First Rehearsal (Led Zeppelin)

    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham rehearse "Train Kept a Rollin'" on Gerrard Street, London.
  • North American Tour

    Led Zeppelin starts their first North American tour, beginning in Denver. Their influence begins to spread by the time they reach California.
  • Chart-topping Records

    Led Zeppelin is the first band to have six albums on the top music chart at once.