The Music Of Rock & Roll

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Introduction
"I love Rock & Roll. So, put another dime in the jukebox baby.” - (Joan Jett). "Still like that old time Rock & Roll. That kind of music just soothes the soul, I reminisce about the days of old, with that old time Rock & Roll.” - (Bob Segar). “You show us everything you 've got. You keep on dancin ' and the room gets hot. You drive us wild, we 'll drive you crazy.” – (KISS).
Music is the art of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion and it has always been an integral part of American culture. People of any race, age or social class can enjoy music as a popular form of entertainment. There are many different kinds of music, but Rock & Roll is one of the biggest and most popular. Rock & Roll began as a mixture of blues and country music and has been ever evolving while spawning numerous additional genres that share its roots. Many of today’s megahit artists have credited their style and success to the trailblazers of the early commercial music scene. From dive bars to huge arenas, most artists are out to accomplish the same thing: to tell a story.
During the 1950 's, the relationship between whites and blacks was weak, but the music was going strong. There was diversity in music with performers singing blues, country, and classical music, however, the majority of the performers were black. With the existence of dramatic racial barriers, audiences were segregated and small. Many white-owned

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