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Rock 'n' Roll Explodes 

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This volume of the series explores the roots of Rock 'n' Roll as a musical genre.

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Andrew Solt

Writer:

Andrew Solt
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Episode credited cast:
Gary Busey ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hank Ballard Hank Ballard ... Himself
Chuck Berry ... Himself
Bono ... Himself
Pat Boone ... Himself
David Bowie ... Himself
Boy George ... Himself
Ruth Brown Ruth Brown ... Herself
Jackson Browne ... Himself
Eric Burdon ... Himself
Solomon Burke ... Himself
Jerry Butler ... Himself
Felix Cavaliere Felix Cavaliere ... Himself
Ray Charles ... Himself
Chuck D ... Himself
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This volume of the series explores the roots of Rock 'n' Roll as a musical genre.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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6 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Stereo
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admirable beginning to series

The ten episode series of documentaries, "The History of Rock & Roll" jumps off well with one entitled "Rock N Roll Explodes". During the sixty minute run of the program many legendary artists and otherwise recognizable names from the rock and R&B end of the music industry discuss the significance of the inception of rock music, as well as the possible meanings behind the phrase "rock & roll". The interview segments are intercut with a fantastic variety of archival footage from the true beginnings of rock music in the mid-1940's and early 1950's. This episode covers this period until the early years of Elvis Presley's popularity in the late 1950's. This first hour of the series shows promise for what should come from the following nine episodes, and stands as a good introduction to early rock music.


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