What role did radio and record labels play in the development of rock n’ roll?
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Answer Question 1, and then choose one more question to answer from the list below.
Question 1: Elvis Presley was the most popular rock n’ roll artist of the 1950’s even though he did not write any of his own songs. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly all wrote rock n’ roll classics that defined the genre. In your opinion, which of these artists is most significant in the development of rock n’ roll? Why?
Choose one additional question from below:
Question 2: Why was youth culture important to rock n’ roll? What were some of the elements of youth culture in the 1950’s?
Question 3: What role did radio and record labels play in the development of rock n’ roll? What was the payola scandal and why was it important?
Question 4: What is the difference between a cover and crossover? What roles did they play in early rock n’ roll? What debates surround this?
Question 5: Why are Pat Boone and Bill Haley representative of the “whitening” of rhythm & blues? How was this significant to the development of rock n’ roll?