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Rock and Roll Beat Goes On : Some Old Some New-- Out of My Mind

Updated on February 9, 2013

Heritage Music Made New in America

Rock and Roll is old music, very old, made new in America. The name did not appear until the 60's. Music originiates from folk and spiritual traditions of Ireland, England, Scotland and combined with African blues traditions in the South and also jazz.

Spiritual traditions acquired new name of "blue grass" in somewhat earlier times, before World War II, in the 30's. with spiritual traditional music styles made new by great minds of music as they appeared on the American musical scene of live music, then radio, then television in that time period.

This discussion is focused on the popular Rock and Roll style of music that began to dominate American music styles in the 50's and later. Today variations of Rock music remains among the most popular style of popular music in America with a number of creative artists whose creative contribution and uniqueness have enriched the traditions of old.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Cleveland, Ohio

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is dedicated to archiving the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers and others who have, in some major way, influenced the music industry through the genre of rock music.

The museum is part of the city's redeveloped North Coast Harbor. A handful of artists are inducted into the Hall of Fame in an annual induction ceremony, historically held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The first group of inductees, inducted on January 23, 1986, included James Brown, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

In this decade, following artists were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as reoirted in the above list of inductees since the first year of this recognition in 1986. .

2010 David Geffen

2010 Otis Blackwell

2010 Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich

2010 Mort Shuman

2010 Jesse Stone

2010 Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

2011 Jac Holzman

2011 Art Rupe

From the earlier times of Rock music, there are number of pioneers, most are gone now in this time period when the 2nd decade of the 21st century is rapidly decending upon us.

The second and third generation of popular Rock styles have appeared and regional heritage music styles brought forth by new creative artists in the regional styles as well as national emerges among popular music in taverns, coffee houses and commuity festivals and fairs around the nation. The beat goes on.

Key music instruments of Rock music includes typically two electric guitars, one lead and one lead and one rhythms, a steel bass, and a drum set. There may be a variation included depending on the band or the singer that goes with this style of music.

Early types of Rock and Roll poularized by the country styles includes Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Name of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry are among the most memorable. Chuck Berry born in 1926 is still alive today as the only pioneer of the earlier times.

In this Chirstmas holiday season, some sample Christmas recordings are included here as part of this memory book that comes to my mind from the earlier times.

The Beat goes on.

Rock and Roll Music Instrument Anchors--2 Guitars and Drum Set


Elvis Remembered--Early Days


Rock and Roll Greats --Some Early Days Music People Southers Culture Roots

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Johnny Cash Remembered--Early Days


Buddy Holly Remembered--Early Days


Blues Tradition from the Old South Plantation Days Remembered


Rock and Roll Creativie Combination of Instrument Today and Tomorrow--Beat Goes On


Memory of Heritage Music - Some New & Some Old_Folk Music


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