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Subject: Re: Forget about Buddy Holly...

HK (Be wild, not evil)
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Date Posted: Wed December 23, 2015 11:30:10
In reply to: Sue (in Arizona) 's message, "Re: Forget about Buddy Holly..." on Tue December 22, 2015 17:37:35

And your point is? Some cursory internet research this afternoon found 121 covers of a single Chuck Berry song (Johnny B Goode) -- including one by Buddy Holly. I've given up tracking covers of Link Wray's "Rumble" after Mike C was unkind to me about it but at last count I was over 100. A lot can happen in 60 years but both these individuals could lay claim to being central figures - Berry in the development of rock n roll and Wray in the subsequent development of rock guitar. I tend to agree with Mr C that it's futile to try to pinpoint a single central figure of this or any genre (although we probably remain at odds over how or whether to define rock in roll). But if you want to point to an individual who was central to popularizing it globally, I don't think you can go past Presley.

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Re: Forget about Buddy Holly...Mike CThu December 24, 2015 02:37:04
Re: Forget about Buddy Holly...FrankThu December 24, 2015 03:51:42
Re: Forget about Buddy Holly...Sue (in Arizona) (made my point)Thu December 24, 2015 09:29:14

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