rock-n-roll

Bullock Texas State History Museum

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, turns out there's lots of rock-n-roll, plus a surprising bit of history. The Bullock Museum's Kate Betz says their Austin museum, will be rockin' this weekend, and she suggests you come a knockin'.

"The exhibit Pride and Joy, the Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn is opening at the Bullock State History Museum this weekend."

Harvard University Press

Since when did rock 'n' roll become "white"? This is the question author Jack Hamilton tackles, looking at how rhythm and blues performers of the 1950s influenced the "more artistic" white musicians of the 1960s.

Wikimedia Commons/Adam Jones, Ph.D.

Rather than Elvis Presley, it was his first producer Sam Phillips of Sun Records of Memphis who has been credited with creating rock 'n' roll.

While that may be an exaggeration, it would only be a slight one. Phillip's role in the discovery and development of the founding artists of that and other genre's is incalculable. In addition to Elvis Presley, there was Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.

Rowman & Littlefield

Punk rock erupted on to the American music stage in the late 1970s with a stripped-down sound, aggressive tones and manic beats.


HarperCollins Publishers

"'Shock and Awe' is about the power of make-believe," writes music critic Simon Reynolds.

His book, about the lasting influence of glam rock – also known as "glitter" in the United States – as a movement, was known for its memorable stars and outrageous style.

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