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There were so many artists that contributed to the early days of Rock n? Roll. Some could give a good argument that other artists had a strong influence in the music and I wouldn't disagree. This is just a taste of Rock n' Roll and you could write a book

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This was the decade of McCarthyism, Levittowns, and men in gray flannel suits, but the 1950s also saw bold architectural styles, the rise of paperback novels and the Beat writers, Cinema Scope and film noir, television variety shows, the Golden Age of the automobile, subliminal advertising, fast food, Frisbees, and silly putty. Meanwhile, teens attained a more prominent role in American culture with hot rods, rock 'n' roll, preppies and greasers,

 

Roy Orbison remains as one of rock's truly legendary figures: a consistent talent whose influence grows with each passing year. His is a combination of voice and songs that, harnessed together, unleash a rare power which grabs listeners by the heart and holds them forever enthralled.
Orbison's was a special talent no better acknowledged than by Bruce Springsteen when inducting Roy into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987.
"In 1975, when I went in to the studio to make Born To Run, I wanted to make a record with words like Bob Dylan that sounded like Phil Spector. But, most of all, I wanted to sing like Roy Orbison."

Born Roy Kelton Orbison on April 23rd 1936, he grew up in the heart of the Texas oil fields. He began playing and singing with local bands - his first was with The Wink Westerners.Roy moved on to The Teen Kings who - at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico - recorded a single which was only released locally. Acting on Johnny Cash's advice, Roy sent a copy of the song - Ooby Dooby - to Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips. Phillips liked what he heard, Roy drove to Memphis, and by June 1956 Sun had released its first Roy Orbison hit single.

Roy's time at Sun was not, however, particularly happy. Only his debut single - the recut version of Ooby Dooby - made any kind of chart impression. Other Sun cuts - Sweet and Easy To Love, Chicken Hearted and Rock House - were upbeat and went against the grain. Years later, Orbison recalled his earliest meetings with Sam Phillips who had played him some previously recorded Sun singles.

The fifties painted itself as the innocent years, until rock n roll arrived. Why did these kids of the 1950?s fall in love with rock n? roll music? The music that only identifies with teens and many parents were worried about this music. The kids didn?t want to hear pretty music anymore like Doris Day ?Que Sera, Sera? it was now rock n? roll it was Chuck Berry?s ?Maybellene?. This would be the first generation of teens that didn?t listen to the same music as their parents. It wasn?t like the forties when parents and teens enjoyed the music of Frank Sinatra. Rock n Roll music really begin in the forties, it was just a musical mixture of R& B, jump blues, Chicago blues, swing and country and western. This was what historians state now, but no one really claimed roll n? roll music until Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry came on the music scene in the mid 50s. These are the three I feel that had a strong influence in Rock n? Roll.Best of classic oldies are here.Music of the 50s 60s and Pop.

Rock and Roll music of the 1950s It is said that music is a reflection of times in which it is created. If this is true, then the 1950's music clearly shook the world with its rock and roll. As the affects of the Second World War began to die down, a new energy was infused into the artistic minds of the generation.

 

The arena was fertile for the birth of a new genre which would change the face of music for all times to come. The advent of rock and roll marked the coming out of a generation which had stood strong through the years and had endured the scathing effects of two world wars. The music was energetic and created a unique niche for itself in musical history. Music is the quintessential melting pot of world culture and ethnicities and the rock and roll style was a culmination of this mélange.

Strains of music from around the globe blended together to mark the commencement of an era which would see legends being born and history being made. Everything from the jazz to the blues and even gospel music were infused together to create one of the most enduring genres of musical history. It was a golden age where musical gods like Elvis Presley ruled the music charts and the hearts of millions around the world. As time passed it became firmly cemented into mainstream music and its dominance continued through the next decade. Elvis Presley was the King.

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