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He was the father of rock and roll. Oh, don’t talk to me about Bill Haley. Boomers were barely conscious at the time “Rock Around The Clock” was a hit, if they were alive at all. And Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were vastly influential, especially in the U.K., but the progenitor who pushed […]
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Before and After Chuck Berry

Technology / Internet : Daring Fireball

Great collection of audio clips from Guilbert Gates for The New York Times: Chuck Berry himself would be the first to admit he didn’t invent rock ’n’ roll, but he came to define it in a series of iconic singles made between 1955 and...

Jerry Lee Lewis released new album (listen) and book, playing BB King's tonight & other dates

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Rock n' roll founding father Jerry Lee Lewis just turned 79 but is still going strong, having just released a new album, Rock & Roll Time, this week (10/27). The record features a bevy of guest stars, including Stones...

Producer’s April: George Martin, Sam Phillips

Music / Rock & Pop : Blog Riley

Jerry Lee Lewis's mother to her son: "You and Elvis are good, son — but you’re no Chuck Berry. Chuck Berry is rock ’n’ roll from his head to his toes..." from Peter Guralnick's Sam Phillips bio...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Secret Oral-History Project

Entertainment / Music : Rolling Stone: Music

Four years ago, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame brought together Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis for a historic group interview. It wasn't easy to get the rock pioneers in the same room. "Fats doesn't tra...

Chuck Berry

Business & Finance / Investing : The Big Picture

He was the father of rock and roll. Oh, don’t talk to me about Bill Haley. Boomers were barely conscious at the time “Rock Around The Clock” was a hit, if they were alive at all. And Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were vastly in...

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