Rock N Roll Changed Music

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“Rock n Roll was everything the suburban 1950’s were not. While parents of the decade were listening to Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and the Big Bands. Their children were moving on to a new beat.” (U.S. History) Teenagers started to like this new type of music called rock and roll. It became very popular and artists started to experiment with it which influenced the development of rock n roll throughout the 50’s and 60’s. The experimentation with rock n roll changed music forever and greatly influenced our music today. Rock n roll was mixed with country, rhythm, and blues when this combination happened rock n roll kept developing through the fifties and sixties. Rock n roll came from the mix of country and rhythm and blues.…show more content…
He promoted this style of music on his radio show and popularized the phrase “Rock n Roll.” Alan Freed’s audience grew and sound of rock n roll became popular throughout the United States. He may not be the inventor of rock n roll but he was the inventor of the word rock n roll and was a big influence in rock n roll. Teenagers in the 1950’s began to listen to a new style of music, it was rock n roll. Rock n roll in the 50’s was just getting started and it was a simple beat. This type of music was loved by many American teenagers but disliked by their parents. Parents did not like it because their children were rebelling against their music from their generation and danced much more differently than the parents “to the horror of the older generation, their children were twisting, thrusting, bumping, and grinding to the sounds of rock n roll”(U.S. History) Many parents thought it was a bad influence on their children especially after seeing Elvis Presley on the Ed Suvillon Show. Elvis danced loosely on stage and shocked many adults around the country, they have never seen this kind of dancing. Watching their children dance and listen to rock n roll upset many parents and it made them hate rock n roll even more. Rock n roll was hated so much by adults that it was banned from radio station and schools. Though it was hated by
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