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A Brief History of Rock and Roll

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Rock and Roll was born in 1956. In that year, Elvis released Heartbreak Hotel; Chuck Berry sang "Roll Over Beethoven;" Little Richard blurred the boundary with "Tutti Fruitti;" Janis Martin sang for women with "Drugstore Rock and Roll;" while pop music hit the big screen with "Rock Around the Clock." In one year the youth quake went overground. Music journalist Nick ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 23rd 2007 by Running Press (first published November 1st 2007)
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Jan 15, 2011 Jim rated it did not like it
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so far i've found two mistakes that make this sorta interesting book hard to read and take seriously.
p. 130: the Rolling Stones song was/is "Mother's Little Helper" not "little mother's helper" and
p. 136: "baling wire" not "baleing wire". "baleing" is defined in the urban dictionary as a man's penis becoming aroused by a woman yelling at it. i assume that not to be the usage meant for 13 year old Carl Perkins.

finally gave up because i don't know what to believe in the book. the author writes a
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