The Roots of Rock and Roll: What Was the First Rock 'N' Roll Record?

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Type: 
Lecture
Audience: 
All Ages
Location: 

Take a fascinating, informative and entertaining journey with former Bay Area broadcaster John Jensen as we seek the roots of rock. Along the way we’ll encounter the influences of radio DJs who introduced rock ’n’ roll to mainstream America. You’ll hear great music, see rare film and video clips while examining the legacies of the pioneers who contributed greatly to this popular music genre. You’ll play 50s rock trivia, hear rare songs and see how this music impacted American culture during those early days. So what was that first rock song? Was it in the 1950s, the 40s? Earlier? You may be surprised!

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