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MUS 505 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Rock And Roll, Cover Version, Fats DominoPremium

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MUS 505
Kim Chow- Morris

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• Elvis got the money and adulation, but Berry was the
biggest influence on the sound of Rock and Roll
• Biggest hit: “Johnny B. Goode” (1958)
• Turns the electric guitar into the primary instrument
of rock and popular music
Chuck Berry (1926)
Biggest hit:“Johnny B. Goode” (1958)
Little Richard (1932)
• Flamboyant performer, piano player
• Suggestive songs coded as nonsense, embodied the
outrageous spirit of rock'n'roll
• Ambiguous sexuality, product of the visual medium of
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