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What are some fun facts about Rock n Roll?

I don't want facts about bands or artists but about the genre Rock n Roll.

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Kanye West says that rock and roll has been replaced by rap, and that he's the biggest "rock" star. Fortunately, we all know he's nothing more than a babbling simp, and so rock and roll still remains king.

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Haha yeah and he also thinks his job is as dangerous as fighting in a war !
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I heard that one too. By all means, HE can be the guy that jumps out of the back my Bradleys. What a moron. I could go on for hours.
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started in late 40s . combo of other genres like Gospel or blues

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Rock 'n Roll is here to stay !!!

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Pink Floyd's original name was Sigma 6.

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Really?? Cool
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Yeah. :)
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Hmmm.. good
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Hmmm, interesting.
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Shine on you crazy diamond, Kali. (:
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Remember when (I) was young, (I) shone like the sun. Ha! Hey you.
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Elvis was considered a rocker during his prime.

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Started in the 50's in PHILADELPHIA with a few "doowhop" groups like Danny and the Juniors.

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Rock genre was dominated by female artists before the British invasion.

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A town in NC burned those "demon" rock and roll records in the 70's...The records burned were Elvis Presley and willie Nelson

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Have things improved much down there? :)
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I remember some preacher on Huntley and Brinkley saying that Elvis "the pelvis" was singing "colored music" and should be charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors!
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Lol blades, not much.
Nerosmom, there are still people here who blame Elvis for the downfall of American youth
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Hey nero
I didn't recognise the you.. nice picture :)
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Haha.. man... the times we have seen...
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Oy veh! Hi, Blades. We've seen a lot alright. Thank goodness we had some great music to see us through it.
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nerosmom, I remember those broadcasts you mentioned. The downfall of the nation right? Kristofferson wrote a satirical song with the same sentiment called Blame It On the Stones. I suppose it's their fault we're living in a time when it's easier to get a handgun than cough medicine.
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"Rock and roll can never die" - Neil Young.

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Neil Young is great.
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Oh yeah. One of the best.
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Hey hey... my my
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The overdrive rock n roll guitar sound was inspired by a busted speaker

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Ever hear the goofy guitar in "Spirit in the Sky?" They did that one by plugging a guitar into an organ amp.
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Yep.. a Leslie speaker..
Stevie Ray used one on certain tunes
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blades, good to hear from you! Boys, lets don't forget the fuzz pedal on Satisfaction,
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Who could forget that...
Pilgrim... it good to see you too
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the beach boys' "pet sounds" is called like this because of an insult between bandmates. when brian wilson showed mike love (the band's singer) the new material, he said "who the -bleep-l is going to listen to this?...the ears of a dog?".

"layla" was written by eric clapton to steal george harrison's wife,

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Interesting. Coming from a bug.
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well i didnt read her sub entry.. oh well

hey bugs have feeelings too ya know... js
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Aww. * fixes his antennas.
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what.. no cpr?..
ha.. ill take that gesture.. yk.. since its actually nice
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Well, they were crooked & you looked sad.
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dolce kelbug?
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Haha, 2 in 1.
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"Sweet " kelbug
Try to stay w me :)
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Just go with the flow!
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thats what im afraid of.. :)
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Don't be afraid little bug.
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The Beatles was the first rock band to fill an entire stadium for a concert, too bad you couldn't hear them well due to all of the fans screaming

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the blues had a baby and they named it rock and roll. it began with something Levon helm called the midnight ramble, traveling minstrel shows and what have you. Elvis's 'lude' moves and chuck's duck walk all started here, then later sprung on the world as new. In the southern US in the 40s and 50s the US was a melting pot of cultures each with there own styles of music. I could name a bunch of music pioneers that came from the central/southern US. Country, blues, jazz, all contributed to early stuff heard by people like buddy holly or bo diddley or little richard. young english kids like Eric Clapton, Keith Richards were enthralled by the music and hence the british invasion and the music evolved from there. the beatles, Dylan, stones are only a few who influenced each following generation. that's why you still hear it today. rock and roll is not meant to be cerebral, but more for below the neck. A wordy, convoluted answer, but there you have it.

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That a great answer... lots of tidbits or information and names to track down
Very cool pilgram
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Love the Levin Helm reference
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Hey, pilgrim ! Long time no see. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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thanks guys. I've been on a little hiatus. glad to hear from you
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