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Rock 'n' Roll and American Society, Part 1 by William McKeen

Rock 'n' Roll and American Society, Part 1

From the Beginning to 1960

by William McKeen

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Unabridged Edition
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7 Hrs. 30 Min.


An author and university professor whose books include scholarly works on The Beatles and Bob Dylan, William McKeen here tackles the role of popular music in American culture. Beginning with the emergence of rock in the 1950s, and including the meteoric rise of artists such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, McKeen examines the growth of the recording industry while incorporating the social and intellectual history of the country.

Lecture 1 "Music is God's Voice on Earth"

Lecture 2 Mississippi Ghosts

Lecture 3 The Sound of the City, Part One: New Orleans

Lecture 4 The Sound of the City, Part Two: Chicago

Lecture 5 The Sound of the City, Part Three: Memphis

Lecture 6 Elvis Presley, Part One: Gold Lamé

Lecture 7 Elvis Presley, Part Two: White Jumpsuit

Lecture 8 Chuck Berry: Hail Hail Rock'n'Roll

Lecture 9 After Chuck, The Deluge

Lecture 10 The Sun also Rises

Lecture 11 The Day the Music Died

Lecture 12 The Five Styles of Rock'n'Roll

Lecture 13 Rock'n'Roll, Inc.

Lecture 14 A Change is Gonna Come

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