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Thread #121094 Message #2640674
Posted By: pdq
25-May-09 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: Review: How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll
Subject: RE: Review: How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Rol
"Every day I will hear good, dynamic, recently written and recorded rock and roll. Is Elijah telling me I hear dead people?
This is my opinion only, but Rock 'n' Roll lived a useful life as an original art form from about 1954-65. Then it was replaced by Rock.
The Beatles were doing some Chuck Berry and some Carl Perkins songs in 1964. They showed a great deal of evolution in Hard Days Night, and by Rubber Soul, they were doing a new art form: Rock.
No music really dies, it just loses it's status as "cutting edge" and receeds to the background. Older forms are kept going as "revival arts".
Somewhere in the U.S. on any given night, you can hear fine performances of Traditional Jazz, Old Timey Music or Rock 'n' Roll. Now they are done by revivalists.