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19 R&R pt. - GMUS 203 Music in America Dr Andrew Connell Lecture Outline Rock Roll 1950-1970 ROCK N ROLL PART 1(1950-1970* SOCIAL CHANGES

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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell ROCK ‘N ROLL: PART 1 (1950-1970) **Third concert attendance December 9th SOCIAL CHANGES THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR ROCK AND ROLL WWII – questioning conventions, transitters Suburbia - baby boom teens w/ disposable income New Media - Television – saves room - 45 rpm single – vinyl can fit 3 minute songs - Juke box - Top 40 radio Transistor radios - portable Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education (1954) –no longer separate but equal THE “BIRTH” OF ROCK AND ROLL R&B radio – independent radio Alan Freed – popular dj, claimed to start term rock and roll - strong proponent of R&B - “Rock and Roll Party” Independent record companies Recordings as “primary documents” Chess Records (Chicago) - blues Chuck Berry (b. 1926) – wants a more black songs, kids were surprised he was black. Country influence Wrote about teen values – lyrics and music, girls cars and high school 1st “guitar hero” – great guitarist LISTEN: “Maybellene” (1955) chuck berry first hit, hard to understand, fast paced. Elvis: Rock goes Mainstream Rockabilly – where coming from in Memphis Sun Records Sam Phillips, owner – sells elvis contract for 35 thousand
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course GMUS 203 taught by Professor Connel during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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19 R&R pt. - GMUS 203 Music in America Dr Andrew Connell Lecture Outline Rock Roll 1950-1970 ROCK N ROLL PART 1(1950-1970* SOCIAL CHANGES

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