The Worldwide Diffusion of Rock-and-Roll
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Bill Haley and His Comets
Chuck Berry
Teddy Boy Culture
Elvis Presley
Muddy Waters
His guitar playing, lyrics, and rhythms caught the ears of many future rock-and-rollers, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
His amplified blues music influenced musicians around the world, including the Rolling Stones, who took their name from his song “Rollin’ Stone.”
He starred in more than 30 movies, which helped to further spread the influence of rock-and-roll to other countries.
They wore their hair heavily greased up into a “quiff” in imitation of their American rock-and-roll idols.
The group scored nine Top 40 hits from 1955 to 1956 and became the first popular American rock-and-roll act to perform in Europe in 1957.
Describe the roots of rock-n-roll music. What other types of music contributed to rock and roll? *
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What does the emergence of rock-and-roll convey about American and European societies in the post-World War II era? *
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