10 Interesting Rock and Roll Facts

Tuesday, March 24th 2015. | Entertainment

Rock and Roll Facts tell you about the genre of popular music. There are many famous rock and rocks singers and bands in the world. Even though there are various kinds of musical genres, rock and roll is still embedded in the heart of the people.

Rock and Roll Facts 1: the origin of rock and roll

Rock and roll was originated from United States. It evolved in the country in the end of 1940s and the beginning of 1950s.

Rock and Roll Facts 2: the combination

Do you know that rock and roll is made from the combination of various African American genres? Those include gospel, jazz, blues, boogie woogies and jump blues. Those are combined with country and western swing music.

Rock and Roll Facts

Rock and Roll Facts

Rock and Roll Facts 3: the elements

If you do not believe about the influence of those genres in rock and roll, you have to listen the country music in 1930s and blues music in 1920s.  The elements of both genres can be heard in rock and roll music.

Rock and Roll Facts 4: the white singers

There are several white singers who played and recorded the type of rock and rock music called the rockabilly. Those include Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

Rock and Roll Image

Rock and Roll Image

Rock and Roll Facts 5: other rock and rocks singers

There are other famous rock and roll singers who were not included as rockabilly musicians. But their music is very popular among the white audiences. Those are Little Richard and Fats Domino.

Rock and Roll Facts 6: Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is one of the famous icons of rock and roll. The regional hit of “That’s All Right” was recorded in July 1954 in Memphis. Get facts about Elvis Presley here.

Rock and Roll Music

Rock and Roll Music

Rock and Roll Facts 7: “Rock Around the Clock

“Rock Around the Clock was a song by Bill Haley & His Comets. It was recorded on 12 April 1954. The song only had a minor hit. However, it became popular after the song was used in the opening sequence of a movie with the title Blackboard Jungle. It gathered the global attention.

Rock and Roll Facts 8: the successful songs of rockabilly

The famous songs of rockabilly include “Heartbreak Hotel” by Presley, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Perkins and “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash. Find out another genre in facts about pop music.

Rock and Roll Pictures

Rock and Roll Pictures

Rock and Roll Facts 9: the decline of rock and roll

Rock and roll declined for various reasons in 1950s and 1960s.  The death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens in 1959 had a major impact.

Rock and Roll Facts 10: The British rock and roll

The American rock and roll influenced the development of British rock and roll in 1950s. It was very easy to penetrate the rock and roll music in Britain due to the similar language.

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll

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