The History of Rock and Roll By PataTheOGisMe Mar 21, 1952 The First Rock Concert Concert organized by Alan Freed at the Cleveland Arena. The Event was shut down early when thousands of ticket holders who were denied entrance became unruly. Jul 18, 1953 Elvis Presley is Discovered Elvis Presley walks into Sun Records Studio to record two songs for his mother, the office manager is impressed by his vocals. Jul 6, 1957 John Lennon meets Paul McCartney John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at a gig in liverpool, Lennon then invited McCartney to join his band "The Quarrymen" Jan 22, 1961 The Beatles Formed The Beatlea are formed from members of "The Quarrymen" Sep 5, 1964 The Animals Top Pop Charts The Animals top the U.S. Pop Charts with their son 'House Of the Rising Sun' Sep 24, 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Is Formed Jimi Hendrix and former "Animals'" bassist Chas Chandler form the Jimi Hendrix Experience Jan 11, 1970 Aerosmith Is Formed Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Dramer, Joe Perry, and Steven Tyler form the band Aerosmith. May 7, 1970 Black Sabbath Debuts Black Sabbath realeases their self-titled album in the U.S. Dec 1, 1973 AC/DC is formed Bon Scott and brothers Angus and Malcolm Young form the band AC/DC in Australia. Dec 27, 1975 Bohemian Rhapsody The English band Queen releases its second album, A Night at the Opera, featuring a seven-minute rock operetta called "Bohemian Rhapsody.