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The Way It Really Was In the 1950s there were many problems The Korean war and the civil rights struggle Back then the music was all rhythm and blues r b It was record mostly by black artists and for black audience but the white teenagers became interested The music scene in the early 50s Before 1954 there were 3 distinct music areas R Bcountry and pop Music stations usually played one type of music so listeners could easily find what type they wanted Pop had 4 major recording companies RCAColumbiabecca and Mercury These companies had very good connection and could make a small band very big Pop music had a subdued beat and smooth singing R B had black artists for black audiences Country Western had the least affect by Rock and Roll People who recorded at small independent music business and put out a record they were called Indies The first Rock and Roll hit The term Rock and Roll was usually used for describing physical sex Allen Freed was credited with inventing Rock and Roll but that wouldnt be to good for him later in life The father of Rock and Roll Alan freed was the first white disc jockey to play Rock and Roll Alan show in Cleveland was very popular with teenagers In 1954 Alans show moved to WINS His nick name moondog had to be dropped He adopted the new title the king of rock and roll Newspapers ran articles saying Alan was the main wrongdoer in creating Rock and Roll A riot broke out at one of Alan
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