What does it mean to Rock n’ Roll?

What does it mean to Rock n’ Roll?

What does it mean to Rock n’ Roll?

This is an oft quoted phrase. I have seen it define as a sexual term used in the south in the early days of blues to mean the rocking and rolling, I suppose, of two bodies making love.I think that is the most accepted version. It originated in the black community and stuck to mean a vibrant expressive dance in boogie woogie were the partner was swung between the mans legs, or to the side and into the air and later became Rock n’ Roll as a form of music and dance.

In the fifties it was looked down upon by the white community establishment when it was accepted by their youth. From then on in Rockabilly as well as Skittles in England, it became a worldwide-phenomenon among all races and finally was accepted by the establishment in Hollywood and came of age in film.

I have to admit I came from the white collar eastern establishment and first heard, Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets in 1955 at the CASI Club in Buenos Aires Argentina when I was four years old. The club is still there and is the Argentine Mecca for Rugby. It is debated which was the first Rock n’ Roll song to become a hit and the meaning of what constitutes Rock still is debated today. In my mind this debate can never be resolved as Rock n’Roll as with all languages is living and changing. The elements that make Classic Rock I will try to express in my music.

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