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Please don't Freeze: before and after white dudes stole Rock 'n' Roll

I don’t fight people who say that Elvis is the king of Rock ‘N’ Roll, neither do I fight people who say that Led Zeppelin are the godfathers of metal and that the Beatles were the best songwriters in the world – but come on, everyone who knows a little about rock music knows that all these artists stole not just a little but truckloads of moves, melodies and money from the black artists that came before them. 189 more words


Classic 50's: Show 214

Boom Boom, out goes the light! 1950-59 was a transitional time for the blues.  Many blues musicians left the south, and moved into the northern cities of Detroit, Chicago, and St. 153 more words

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June 4 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – June 4 *

1832 – The Third National Black convention meets in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania with twenty-nine delegates from eight states. 283 more words

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Classic 40's: Show 213

The 1940’s was the decade of war and invention.  The T-shirt was invented, along with the microwave, ballpoint pens, bikinis, polaroid cameras, the JEEP, the Atomic Bomb and the electric guitar.   150 more words

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