Rock and Roll Birth Of A New Genre

By Luis Sevilla and Alonso Esquivel

History of An Evolving Term

Rock n roll revolutionized ,at least among young people, musical taste and pretty much changed the world. It's birth began in 1954 from various artists like Bill Haley & His Comets, along with The King of Rock: Elvis Presley. The term was coined by Alan Freed and it began to become popular.

Fun fact: Cleveland was the first city to have rock n' roll air on the local radio station.

Beginning Of Rock N Roll

Many circumstances led to the birth of rock n roll. Teenagers, a term all new on its on, were responsible for converting rock n roll into one of the most popular genres of music in the Unites States. Such circumstances like the economic boom post world war two contributed to building rock n roll. Teenagers had to the money to buy records, radios and attend concerts from their parents. Along with advances in recording technology, rise in televisions dominance of US entertainment, and entrepreneurship of the owners of small, independent record companies rock n roll became to be a important multi-million dollar business and one of the most influential culture changes in the US and the world.

Famous Rock n Roll Artist Of The Time

How Rock n' Roll effected America

Rock and Roll mostly effected the teens in America. It gave them their own genre of music to listen to, and they didn't have to listen to the music their parents listen to. But it did not just give teens their own music but it gave them their own culture. It changed how teens talked, acted, dressed,what type hair styles they had, and much more. They wanted to be more like the rock and roll artist so they became more rebellious. Rock and roll also changed the things media put out for teens. For example TV shows, comic books, and other things. Also it helped other inventions like the radio and the juke box because teens wanted to buy them to listen to their music.

Top Songs from 1950-1959

  1. 1950 The Fat Man - Fats Domino
  2. 1951 Sixty Minute Man - Dominoes
  3. 1952 Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
  4. 1953 Money Honey - Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
  5. 1954 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
  6. 1955 Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
  7. 1956 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  8. 1957 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  9. 1958 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
  10. 1959 What'd I Say - Ray Charles