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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/16/the-elvic-oracle

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The Real History of Rock and Roll
Louis Menand on the role of technology in a musical revolution, and on Peter Guralnick’s “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

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The Inventor Of Rock & Roll

The Inventor Of Rock & Roll

… was originally, according to Billboard Magazine, Rhythm & Blues music. This was until Producer Sam Phillips (Sun Records), the ‘inventor’ of Rock & Roll, started promoting little known ar...

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Sam Phillips

He was not looking to make big money. His heart always wanted to do something great and original, to leave a mark. He recorded new music from upcoming artists, only to stop doing that once the real...

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Race Music

... was the original name given by Billboard to the genre which was later called Rhythm & Blues.

Black artists were more creative, edgy, talented, and had a wild style that was light y...

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The King Of Rock & Roll

The King Of Rock & Roll

Elvis Presley was made to rule the world, and is rightly called the King of Rock & Roll. Normally he was shy, polite and a little bashful, but once he got on stage, he turned into a monster roc...

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TV Debut: Elvis

The big upcoming technology at that time was Television and most of the ‘rock’ songs were sung by black artists, who were not TV friendly.

Elvis Presley, as foreseen by Sam Phillips, was ma...

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Alan Freed

Alan Freed, a music DJ and radio jockey, was an insider in the world of R & B and was the one who coined the name ‘Rock & Roll’ to the particular kind of new R & B, listened to by white...

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