The History of Rock & Roll (1995)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This program covers how rock 'n' roll helped to ease some societal barriers that had long prevented many minority performers from pursuing their entertainment dreams. Stars Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins discuss the way that performing music affected both their personal and professional lives. Numerous interviews with a variety of entertainers are featured, including some with Milton Berle (who hosted a TV variety show during the earliest years of television), Bo Diddley, Jerry Leiber and others. Find out what still makes so many fans believe rock 'n' roll is both a type of music and a positive force for change within society.

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guitar, music, music-business, record-company, rock-music, television