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Big Joe Turner


Big Joe Turner

  • Big Hit: Shake, Rattle, and Roll

  • Influence: Credited with having the first true Rock and Roll song


Big Joe Turner


Fats Domino


Fats Domino

  • Big Hit:Ain’t That a Shame,

  • Influence: Original Jazz artist that was one of the original founders of Rock and Roll


Fats Domino


Bo Diddley


Bo Diddley

  • Big Hit: I’m a Man, Bo Diddley

  • Influence: Blues artist/guitarist who influenced many future Rock and Rollers


Bo Diddley


Big Mama Thornton


Big Mama Thornton

  • Big Hit: Hound Dog

  • Influence: Female vocalist who inspired many R&B Motown singers; influenced Elvis’ song Hound Dog


Big Mama Thornton


Muddy Waters


Muddy Waters

  • Big Hit: Rollin’ Stone, Got My MojoWorkin’

  • Influence: Brought the electric blues sound throughout the world; influenced great rock bands like the Rolling Stones

Muddy Waters: Got My MojoWorkin'


Elvis Presley


Elvis Presley

  • Big Hit: Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel

  • Influence: Considered to be one of the first true Rock artist; influenced many young people; adults hated him


Elvis Presley


Elvis Presley


Carl Perkins


Carl Perkins

  • Big Hit: Blue Suede Shoes

  • Influence: Rockabilly artist; guitar influence on future rock and rollers


Carl Perkins


Gene Vincent


Gene Vincent

  • Big Hit: Be-Bop-A-Lula

  • Influence: Rockabilly artist; considered to be one of the first rebellious artists


Gene Vincent


Bill Haley and the Comets


Bill Haley and the Comets

  • Big Hit: Rock Around the Clock

  • Influence: had the first #1 rock song


Bill Haley and the Comets


Chuck Berry


Chuck Berry

  • Big Hit: Johnny B. Goode

  • Influence: electric guitar influence for many future rock artists; considered to be the first great rock and roller


Chuck Berry


Chuck Berry


Little Richard


Little Richard

  • Big Hit:TuttiFrutti, Good Golly Miss Molly

  • Influence: brought piano into Rock and Roll; is also considered to be a pioneer of the Rock movement


Little Richard


Jerry Lee Lewis


Jerry Lee Lewis

  • Big Hit: Great Balls of Fire

  • Influence: brought intense piano playing into Rock and Roll; one of the first bad boys of Rock and Roll


Jerry Lee Lewis


Buddy Holly and

the Crickets


Buddy Holly and the Crickets

  • Big Hit: Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day

  • Influence: known for his guitar skills in Rock and Roll; his guitar playing influenced future greats, such as the Beatles


Buddy Holly and the Crickets


Ritchie Valens


Ritchie Valens

  • Big Hit: La Bamba, Come On Let’s Go

  • Influence: known for his great guitar skills; first Latino to have big hits in the United States


Ritchie Valens


The Everly Brothers


The Everly Brothers

  • Big Hit:Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love

  • Influence:considered to be pioneers of rock movement; original boy band


The Everly Brothers


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