The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #149412 Message #3478089
Posted By: GUEST,DDT
10-Feb-13 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Subject: RE: What is Rock 'n Roll???
You can always find some white guy before Haley that you can claim was doing black music. Hell, we can go all the way back to the ragtime era and minstrelsy before that but every single person I know who was alive at that period says Bill Haley was the first rocknroll they heard--even before Elvis. "Crazy Man Crazy" and "Rock Around the Clock" were the songs everyone remembers. None of them remembers a white man doing anything like that before then.