The early evolution of rock and roll.
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In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began broadcasting rhythm, blues, and country music for a multi-racial audience. Freed is often credited with first using the phrase “rock and roll” to describe the music he aired; its use is also credited to Freed’s sponsor, record store owner Leo Mintz, who encouraged Freed to play the music on the radio.
- Chuck Berry
- Robert Johnson
- Elvis Presley
- The Beatles
- Jimi Hendrix
- Bob Dylan
Flash Past Trivia Question:
Last weeks Question:
In the 1960‘s variety show Smothers Brothers comedy hour. What are the brothers first names?
Answer: Tom and Dick
This weeks trivia question:
Q: Bob Dylan is one of the most influential singer songwriters of all time with a career that has lasted for over 50 years. What was his birth name?
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