What ever happened to music between 1949 and 1954? Did rock and roll music originate from this era? Is it a fact that rock and roll originated from a disc jockey who popularized the term rock and roll which was actually a slang for the word sex?
What about an issue launched by a famous magazine? That with a goal to make big bucks was filled with advertisement that says Elvis Presley invented rock and roll? Is it just one of those marketing gimmicks?
This post is an honest review much like embroidery machine reviews, but this post is more like a review on a magazine that claims Elvis Presley invented rock and roll.
No one invented rock and roll. The music had been a mix of music contributed by many artists during that time (Elvis included). Fact is Elvis never said that he invented rock and roll. Instead, he spoke about how gospel music and the blues influenced his love for music, and eventually his rise to stardom.
Elvis’ Biography reveals
In Elvis’ biography, it was noted that it referred to a few of the music the young Elvis bought and owned. The records that he was onced purchased includes the music of Lloyd Price, Big Mama Thornton, Ray Charles, BIg Joe Turner, Fats Domino, as well as Joe Huner.
His collection of music are mostly from black artists who came before Elvis. These are the same artists who influenced Elvis’ music and contributed to the rock and roll we now know today.
Rock and roll was started by many individuals – much like the great American history. Elvis Presley was one of the contributors who popularized the music. But having been a modest individual, he by no means stated he commenced anything at all. He admired BB King, Ike Turner, and Ray Charles as he was growing up.
Rock and Roll history rewritten?
Elvis Presley is loved by many but it is unfair to put words into his mouth. He himself would say he never invented rock and roll. Let’s give it to the hall of famers, the musicians from 1949 to 1954 whose music inspired many people. The hall of famers whom Elvis also adored and took inspiration from.