When rock ‘n’ roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the roots of this cultural transformation, its emergence in rock ‘n’ roll and other media, and shows just how violent the confrontation was by looking at contemporary newspaper reports.
Table of Contents
1. Into the 1950s 2. Rock Around the Clock 3. Country Music 4. Rhythm ‘n’ Blues 5. Good Rockin’ Tonight 6. Hail, Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll: America in the Mid-1950s 7. Rock Island Line: Britain in the Mid-1950s 8. Back in the USA: America in the Late 1950s 9. This Rock ‘n’ Roll Has Got to Go… 10. Shakin’ All Over: Britain in the Late 1950s 11. It Doesn’t Matter Any More 12. Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Here to Stay