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  • Feet Of A Rock N Roll Artist
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    Rock n Roll, characterized by it's pulsating drums, repetitive chord progressions, stepped up tempos, and loud guitars, provided. American teens of the 1950's the perfect excuse to dance crazy new dances, and wear wild new hairstyles. Thought only a fad, Rock n roll continued on to become one of the world's most popular and recognizable music forms. The explosive events of the mid-1950's first introduced the idea of rock 'n' roll to the world. It is the themes and artistic styles of that very sp...
  • Popular Among Urban Black Teenagers Rock Music
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    In this essay, I'm going to introduce to the reader a topic not touched a lot because of its complexity and its avoidance by conservative adults. This topic is, of course, Rock Music. During one week, I looked for information in the library and at my house, and from the information I gathered and my one knowledge about the topic, I'm going to lead the reader to a better understanding of Rock n' Roll. I chose to do Rock music because I can identify myself with it. Rock music is very complex. In f...
  • Birth Of Rock N Roll
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    The social and political context of the 1950's is crucial to any understanding of the birth of rock n roll". Rock was formed out of the social, economic and political context of post-war America". The social context was on the bases of the post war baby boom, which counted for the birth of 77 million babies between the years 1946-1964. By the year 1964 forty percent of America's population was under twenty years of age. For the first time both middle and working class youths were acquiring an af...
  • Rock N Roll Music
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    Rock n roll is, and will always be, here to stay. The frontier spirit of rock n roll is an attitude that is common among American Pioneers and includes style, originality, and a willingness to push the limits. From Elvis to the Beatles and Buddy Holly to The Doors; bands have been astounding us with new and inventive sounds of rock n roll. But rock n roll wasnt always around, so how did it start Part one: 50's and early 60's Ever since the 20's, and the introduction of Jazz, young people became ...
  • Rock N Roll Music
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    Rock n roll and 20th Century Culture According to Philip Ennis, rock n roll emerged from the convergence of social transformations which resulted from World War II (Ryan 927). Despite its pop culture origins, rock music is arguably one of the strongest cultural factors to develop in this century. Artists such as Lennon, McCartney and Dylan defined the emotions of a generation and, in the last decade, it as even been acknowledged by members of the establishment which it hoped to change as a major...
  • Rock N Roll
    355 words
    Rock n Roll has never just been music. Heavy metal, Rhythm & Blues, Art Rock, New Wave, and the rest may be primary styles or genres but as sub-categories of rock, or rock in roll they do not cumulatively add up to the whole. Rock n' Roll is a movement, a lifestyle, in many ways a belief system and all that Rock n Roll is today it owes to history: two years, no more than three when the fabric of American popular culture was torn apart and rewoven, and a new era explosively began. Rock n Roll sta...
  • White Rock N Roll Songs
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    Research Proposal: The Social Realities of Rock 'n' Roll's Birth and the Teenager The story of the birth of rock 'n' roll has a mythical quality to it. It speaks of racial barriers bridged through the fusion of Afro-American musical styles with white popular music in 1950's America. Not only did white record producers and radio disc jockeys market Afro-American artists, but white artists began to cover their songs, as well as incorporate Afro-American style into their own song writing. The music...
  • Rock N Roll
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    A History Paper-Rock 'n' Roll Many people and many styles of music influenced Rock and Roll. The styles included Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Bluegrass, Boogie-Woogie, and Rockabilly. Each was a major factor into the introduction of a new style of music called Rock 'N' Roll. Popular music places a premium on accessibility, represents various meanings to boost both instant appeal and memorability - distinctive tunes, novel instrumental flourishes, danceable rhythms, repeated riffs - but its signal featur...
  • Rock N Roll Music
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    From Rock-a-Billy in the 50's, to Rock in the 60's, to Disco in the 70's, to Punk and Glamour in the 80's, no American institution has ever undergone such radical transformation in such a short time. Women's suffrage was not until 1920. Chuck Berry started it; Elvis Presley put a face on it. In the 1950's, Rock n' Roll was born. It emerged from rhythm and blues, a kind of music similar to jazz. This kind of music attracted teenagers. Disk jockey Alan Freed was the one who introduced this music a...
  • Does Rap Music And Rock Music
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    "ROCK MUSIC AND RAP MUSIC IS SUPPOSED TO DESTROY THE MIND" An idea believed by many people is that music has a significant effect on the way people think. Professional psychologists say that the lyrics used in music today has a brain washing effect. This brain washing effect is supposed to make the listener become so overwhelmed with the lyrics of the song, that the person feels that they have to act on what was heard. Act on what they heard means, that they do what the music tells them to do. W...
  • Rock N Roll
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    A Piece of the "Pie' Ask anyone what was the defining moment in the rock history of the 1960's was and all you will get is a one word answer: Woodstock. The three day rock festival that defined an era was only one of many music festivals of the? 60's. But Woodstock has come to symbolize, "an era of peaceful, free- loving, drug- taking hippie youth, carefree before harsher realities hit ' (Layman 40). The Woodstock festival ended a century filled with many metamorphoses of rock? n? roll, from the...

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