Narrated By: SpeechWorks
Duration: 6 hours and 13 minutes
What to expect
As early as 1954, a new style of music—a combination of country and rhythm and blues—was unfolding. To the parents of teenagers, it was worrisome, perhaps even evil. In this collection of original recordings from interviews and press conferences, artists talk about the early years of rock ’n’ roll, their challenges, and their successes.
Includes legendary moments from Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Frankie Laine, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Sam Phillips, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Anka, Little Richard, Bobby Darin, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon
Popular music, Biography: arts and entertainment, Composers and songwriters, Musicians, singers, bands and groups, Biography: general
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