Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ on. “When the Music Changes, the Walls of the City Shake!” - Plato. The Roots of Rock. Emerged in the mid 1950’s, creating a new class of consumer. . .The American Teenager. Roots: Rhythm and Blues, Myriad Forms of Boogie-Woogie/Blues.
“The rock music seemed to mirror more directly the flux and frenzy of the times as seen through a teenager’s eyes. America was changing, and change is the essence of the adolescent experience.”
Jerry Lee Lewis