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Thread #149412   Message #3477933
Posted By: GUEST,DDT
10-Feb-13 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Subject: RE: What is Rock 'n Roll???
I would date the start of rocknroll to be 1952 with Johnny Ace. Although it was R&B he was doing, rocknroll began to be a culture about that time because Johnny was popular with the white kids as well as the black kids. So some white girl would call the local station and dedicate a Johnny Ace tune like "Never Let Me Go" or something to some dreamy boy at her school and they would dance to his more frenetic numbers like "Don't You Know" at the drugstore after school. It was the start of rocknroll as a culture.

As a music, it started in 1954 with Elvis although Bill Haley also deserves credit.