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The Late 1950s
The Late 1950s. The Rock 'n' Roll era. An era which lasted from April 1956, until January 1959... The day the music died... Meaning the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper. So the experts say. But the late 1950s was definitely a time for Rock 'n' Roll. It was an era where Teenagers were "going bad". Actually, it finally allowed our teens to be included in the world of "pop culture". Thanks to Rock 'n' Roll and Elvis Presley.
The first wave of the Rock 'n' Roll era began in 1951 with King of the Moon-doggers, Allen Feed. A Chicago DJ began spinning R&B records from WJW. His claim to fame would put Rock 'n' Roll on the map in 1954 at WINS New York, N.Y.. He would introduce to white American teens a whole host of Rock 'n' Roll artist such as Chuck Berry, Joe Turner and mix it up with Carl Perkins and Bill Haley.
By late 1956, Rock 'n' Roll began to dominate the charts and Elvis Presley would smash the charts with Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog. By 1957, Rock-a-billy began to gain momentum with The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. Also a host of white Doo-Wop groups began to emerge like Del Vikings and The Diamonds. By 1958, Rock 'n' Roll became a force to be reckoned with. Dion & The Belmonts hit the tops with I Wonder Why.
At the end of the decade, Teen Idol act began to dominate such as Rick Nelson, Paul Anka and Frankie Avalon. Paving the wave of Surf groups to pick up on the "Bubblegum" scene. 

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1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959