MUS 310 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, Shoe Polish

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History of Rock and Roll 1/25/17
Artist Biography Paper
Proposal Turned in on BB
o Artist
o Two academic resources
Class Friday
o Canceled
o Mini assignment
First generation rock and roll bio
Sun Records
Elvis was blonde, and used shoe polish in his hair
All that aside….
o Elvis was hot and white
Elvis the Pelvis
o Miley Cyrus as compared to Elvis
RCA records
o Sound and image shift
For profitability
Heartbreak Hotel
o Top hit on country, pop, and R&B
Draft into the army
Pat Boone
All of the Sun guys were white
Original rock and roll musician
o Most people played his rockabilly tunes
Johnny Cash
Four cross over hits
Jerry Lee Lewis
Married 14 year old cousin
Rok ad Roll’s death 959
Three hottest rock and roll acts died in plane crash
o Buddy Holly
o
Payola black mark on rock
Chuck Berry scandal transporting minor (illegally) across state lines for illicit purposes
Elvis became pop and left from rock
Brenda Lee was 12 for her first hit
Janis Martin shook her pelvis
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