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Thread #149412 Message #3478428
Posted By: GUEST,DDT
11-Feb-13 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Subject: RE: What is Rock 'n Roll???
Btw, one of my contacts who was about 10 when the rocknroll craze hit in the early 50s said that before there were real rocknroll stations, you had to tune into country stations to hear rocknroll. And let's remember Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent were actually country artists before rockabilly hit. So was Bill Haley who, interestingly enough, came from the same town as Jackie Wilson--the lead singer of Billy Ward & the Dominoes (whose "60 Minute Man" some believe actually provided Freed with the idea of calling R&B by the moniker of rock and roll).
When I asked my contact if he never turned into R&B stations, he replied that where he lived at that time, there were no R&B stations. You tuned into country stations to hear rocknroll.