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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.

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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.”


Cities which Embraced the New Sound

  • New Orleans

Little Richard

Fats Domino


Cities that embraced the new sound (cont.)

  • Memphis

Carl Perkins

Jerry Lee Lewis


Cities that embraced the new sound (cont.)

  • Memphis Elvis Presley


Cities that embraced the new sound (cont.)

  • Chicago

Chuck Berry

Bo Diddley


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