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History of Rock Im going to introduce to the reader a topic not touched a lot because of its complexity and its avoidance by conservative adults This topic is of course Rock Music During one week I looked for information in the library and at my house and from the information I gathered and my one knowledge about the topic Im going to lead the reader to a better understanding of Rock n Roll I chose to do Rock music because I can identify myself with it Rock music is very complex It stylistic scope is much too broad to be encompassed by any single definition The nearest definition suggests a kind of music that represents and speaks for the teenage society This music is characterized by using a heavy beat In this essay Im going to divide Rock music into four sections Rock of the 50s of the 60s of the 70s and of the 80s Within these sections Im also going to discuss several sub-topics such as famous composers and groups and characteristics of the music The first section of this essay is Rock n Roll of the 1950s when Rock n Roll was born It emerged from rhythm and blues a music similar to jazz played by blacks This kind of music started to attract white teenagers Disc jockey Alan Freed was the one who introduced this music and later gave it the name of Rock n Roll Record companies distributed records played by whites but composed by blacks Whites were frustrated because there werent any white artists and they didnt want the blacks to be the stars until Bill Haley appeared with his Rock Around the Clock In this decade Elvis Presley introduced a music that was sexual suggestive and outraged dull adults In time he changed the style of the music by adopting a country and western style and became a national hero By the end of this decade and
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