Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Who Invented Rock and Roll

Was it Jackie Brenston with "Rocket 88" (#2 in 1951)

or was it Roy Brown with "Good Rockin' Tonight" in 1947?

I've got to go with Brenston. Elvis does his own version of "Good Rockin' Tonight here.

1 comment:

The Big Picture said...

Alan Freed coined the term Rock & Roll some time after "The Moondog House" aired on Cleveland late nite radio, July 11, 1951.

As good an R&R single as Brenston's 'Rocket 88' is, it came out in March of that year before Rock and Roll existed.

But, if I had to pick a song and the artist, it is Mr. Roy Brown.