Rock and Roll History

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Rock and Roll has a proud heritage of musical influences going back to the beginning of the 20th Century. We explore them all in this decade by decade synopsis of the origins of rock music.

From oldies rock. rockabilly, doo-wop, blues, R&B, Rock and Roll has many influences, we relive them all with these great videos and photos.

Showcasing the origins of rock from R&B and Blues and Jazz, our interactive history timeline guides you through the history of rock and roll.

What was that famous day that the music almost died in the famous song?

Who really created Rock and Roll?

Famous rock and roll singers included:
1) Blind Lemon Jefferson
2) Blues music
3) Jimmie Rodgers
4) Ella Fitzgerald
5) Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
6) Joe Turner
7) T-Bone Walker
8) Nat King Cole
9) Hank Williams
10) Fats Domino
11) Howlin' Wolf
12) Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton
13) Bill Haley and his Comets
14) Ray Charles
15) Big Joe Turner
16) Elvis Presley
17) Chuck Berry
18) Buddy Holly and the Crickets
19) Rockabilly
20) Little Richard
21) Jerry Lee Lewis
22) Alan Freed
23) Folk music revival
24) The Big Bopper
25) Richie Valen
26) The Beatles
27) Bob Dylan
28) Rolling Stones
29) The British Invasion
30) Woodstock Festival
31) Hard Rock
32) Country rock and Southern rock
33) Arena rock
34) Progressive rock
35) New wave
36) R&B and Urban
37) Glam rock
38) Blues rock
39) Punk Rock


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March 20, 2016
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