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1. It is definitely a daunting task to try to give any one person the title of the “creator” of rock music. To begin to pinpoint the approximate time that rock music was founded, an appropriate quote by Little Richard may help. He once said that “The blues had an illegitimate baby and we named it rock 'n' roll” (Newfield). Little Richard was actually quoting a line from a Muddy Waters song entitled “The Blues Had a Baby.” The title of creator of rock music ought to go to Muddy Waters. Although Muddy Waters may not even be one of the names that are usually thrown around as one of the founders of rock music, some of the fundamental elements of rock can be traced back to him and his band. His band was made up of drums, a bass and rhythm guitar, and a piano. These instruments, the core of the band, have been used as the model for modern rock bands (Friendlander 17). His lyrics were about the ups and downs of society in the place that he lived. This has become a very popular trend in rock music today. It might not be the strongest argument that Muddy Waters was the creator of rock music, but if one person has to be chosen, it should be someone that began to set the trends that would begin to define the genre of rock music. Others have since set new trends, but the fundamentals that Muddy Waters set has stood the test of time. 2. A strong stage presence is one of the most important factors that determine the success of any musical artist. Fans want to see artists that are able to put on a good show. This is a characteristic that Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard all have in common. One of the most distinct aspects of the stage persona of Elvis was his clothes. Bob
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