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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

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ on


When the music changes the walls of the city shake plato

“When the Music Changes, the Walls of the City Shake!” - Plato


The roots of rock

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.


Whole lotta shakin goin on

“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

Cities which Embraced the New Sound

  • New Orleans

Little Richard

Fats Domino


Cities that embraced the new sound cont

Cities that embraced the new sound (cont.)

  • Memphis

Carl Perkins

Jerry Lee Lewis


Cities that embraced the new sound cont1

Cities that embraced the new sound (cont.)

  • Memphis Elvis Presley


Cities that embraced the new sound cont2

Cities that embraced the new sound (cont.)

  • Chicago

Chuck Berry

Bo Diddley


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