How did rock 'n' roll music come to be?
Join us to explore Music's Big Bang -- how music brought to America by immigrants evolved, blended and eventually became the delectable stew that is rock 'n' roll.
We will see and hear the ingredients in that stew, such as blues, jazz and gospel, and explore rock 'n' roll's first half
decade, roughly 1955 to 1960. We will consider cultural factors, too, including the advance of technology, the migration of rural Americans from the South to the cities of the North, and the threats to mainstream American
values presented by teenage rebellion and the Civil Rights Movement.