scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 503
It all started back in the mid-fifties A strange new synergy of rhythm blues soul jazz harmony black white gospel and country western music took hold of the younger North American generation This music snared their senses with a rhythm back beat energy and tribal passion they had never before encountered Its initial appeal was to middle class white teenagers who soon came to feel it was their own Perhaps it was -- their parents hated it In this era so called race music was largely censured by Americas white establishment as being too rebellious sexual and anti-social to be acceptable To the ears and eyes of the elder generation this new music style or rock n roll as it came to be known was nothing less than evil incarnate The term rock n roll was first coined by disc jockey Alan Freed who featured the music on his radio programs in the early fifties The early forms of rock n roll ushered in new ways of both performing and dancing Artists like Bill Haley and the Comets adapted the work of many earlier black artists to come up with their sound Rock n roll bands like Haleys used instruments such as bass acoustic and electric guitars drums piano and saxophone The musics solid rhythm and heavy back beat inspired new forms of dancing that exist to this day Though quite precious in retrospect the lyrics were often defiant in nature and shockingly energetic when judged by the Tin Pan Alley standards of the day Soon there were stars - Chuck Berry Jerry Lee Lewis Little Richard and Carl Perkins Chuck Berry established the ground rules Lewis and Perkins contributed a country and western feel with Little Richard topping it all off in a dynamo of showmanship But it took a truck driver from Tupelo Mississippi by the name of Elvis Presley to put all these styles together
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA