Posts Tagged "rock and roll"

La Bamba

This Day in Music History: La Bamba is released

Richard Steven Valenzuela (1941 – 1959), known professionally as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens’ recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he was killed in…

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This Day in Music History: Frank Zappa gets an asteroid.

His diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound…

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This Day in Music History: The Birth of Santana

Carlos Santana, born July 20, 1947, is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band’s sound featured…

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Bill Haley & His Comets | Calliope School of Music

This Day in Music History: Rock Around The Clock

“Rock Around the Clock” is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers in 1952. The best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954 for American Decca. On July 9, 1955, “Rock Around…

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