Rock and Roll Begins
What do you know about Rock and
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Early rock and roll of the late 1940s and early 1950s, used either a
piano or saxophone as the lead instrument.
By the mid to late 1950s, what replaced
these two instruments?
2) The accentuated backbeat of Rock
and Roll was provided by what instrument?
3) What is NOT
a classic Rock and Roll instrument?
4) The first mention of rock and roll as
a musical style was in 1951 by disc jockey Alan Freed.
What music term did it refer to?
Rhythm and Blues
5. The term Rock and Roll has a sub
textual meaning, what is it?
Dancing and sex
Stock car racing
6) In 1954, what is the first Rock and
Roll song to hit #1 in the Billboard charts?
Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock"
Elvis Presley's "That's All Right (Mama)"
Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle & Roll"
While working as a disc jockey at radio station WJW in
Cleveland, Alan Freed also organized the first rock and roll
concert on March 21, 1952.
did he name the concert?
Moondog Coronation Ball"
and Roll Heaven Ball"
Down and Dirty Ball"
8) Bill Halley's "Rock Around the Clock" was played in the
opening scenes of what movie?
Rock Around the Clock
The High and the Mighty
Because many white stations would not play black musicians, many record
companies began to cover these songs with white artists.
Little Richard once called this person from
the audience and introduced him as "the man who made me a millionaire."
Who was this artist?
Pat B oone
teen idol was a recording artist who attracted a very large following of
(mostly) female "teenagers", because of their good looks and "sex
appeal" as much as their musical qualities, was probably Frank Sinatra
in the 1940s, although a case can be made for Rudy Vallee even earlier.
With the birth of
rock and roll, who became one of the greatest teen idols of them all?