RocknRoll firsts

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  1. samthesham

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    Anything any era that you consider a 1st occurrence in RnR.
    I will begin with two
    1.First time the term Rock was used in a song.1947 Good Rockin Tonite-Roy Brown
    2.First RnR suicide was Johnny Ace playing Russian Roulette backstage in Houston Texas 12-25-54.
    Hopefully we will all learn something and have fun too.Peace.
     
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  2. RK2249

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    First band to vomit in the bar - The Who (unknown date)
     
  3. samthesham

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    You win the prize here is your mop and bucket.Outta sight!
     
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  4. keifspoon

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    The Who were first in a lot of things when it comes to RnR.
     
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  5. rburly

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    Who is Johnny Ace?
     
  6. samthesham

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    You are correct so post them.
     
  7. keifspoon

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    R&B singer in the 50's.
     
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  8. samthesham

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    He was a R&B singer whose voice sounds as if death was hovering ever so near.He hung with Memphis cats.
     
  9. rburly

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    Thanks. See, I learned something! ;)
     
  10. samthesham

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    [QUOTEburly, post: 17580331, member: 7643"]Thanks. See, I learned something! ;)[/QUOTE]
    Cool!That is what it is all about.
     
  11. samthesham

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    OK.I'll post one more.
    First song to be investigated by Big Brother is Louie Louie-The Kingsmen for obscene lyrical content.When compared to the original from Richard Berry I think RnR pulled a fast on the Feds.Right On!The case went nowhere.
     
  12. Standoffish

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    - First rock guitarist to earn a PhD in Astrophysics: Brian May

    - First band to play on all 6 continents: Metallica
     
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  13. samthesham

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    See the old man learned something new!
     
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  14. samthesham

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    We all need to take notes as there will be a test.,......eventually.No not really that would ruin the whole process.Rock On!
     
  15. SquishySounds

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    1st musician to get the Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics sticker on an instrumental album: Frank Zappa for Jazz from Hell.
     
  16. samthesham

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    I would have guessed Frank Zappa Against PMRC.Again I learned something new about RnR.
     
  17. samthesham

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    Regarding that album wasn't their only one cut with vocals if I remember correctly.My question is who did the duties?
     
  18. forthlin

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    Rick take a look at this...

     
  19. Orion XXV

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    First rock 'n' roll song to chart: "Crazy Man, Crazy" - Bill Haley & His Comets (1953)
    First to reach #1: "Rock Around The Clock" - Bill Haley & His Comets (1955)

    First rock 'n' roll album to chart: Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets (1955)
    First to reach #1: Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
     
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  20. samthesham

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  21. samthesham

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    We are getting somewhere now!Let It Rock!!
     
  22. LandHorses

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    First India-influenced rock song(?)

    "See My Friends" - The Kinks

    George Harrison is most associated with India rock, but "See My Friends" (recorded 5/3/65, released 7/30/65) is earlier than what most people think is the first India rock song, "Norwegian Wood" (recorded October 65, released 12/3/65)

    There could be some obscure India-rock song that pre-dates "See My Friends"......but The Kinks beat The Beatles to it.
     
  23. samthesham

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    You your are right about theBeatles but I think it might have been the Yardbirds Still Im Sad that pre-dated both.I am on my way to research so we will know for sure.Good post.
     
  24. samthesham

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    You are correct it is the Kinks.The Yardbirds used Indian influences all over Having a Rave Up even tried a sitar which was decidedly non-conducive to their sound therefore allowing Beck freedom to bend strings on Indian type format to accomendate their sound both pre-date Beatles with Kinks numero uno so Wikipedia is not all knowing they are wrong on this.Great post and info!
     
  25. samthesham

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    One more before sleepy time.The 1st time the phrase Sex,Drugs&Rock n Roll was used was in a 1969 Life Mag article that stated "The counterculture has its sacraments in sex,drugs and rock and roll."
     

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