Required question: Music Artists: Elvis Presley/ Chuck Berry/ Little Richard/ Buddy Holly. In your opinion, which of these artists was most significant to the development of rock n’ roll? Why? What artist stuck out to you the most and what makes them remarkable to you?
Choose additional one from the following questions:
1. Why was youth culture important to rock and roll? What were some of the elements of youth culture in the 1950’s?
2. What role was played by radio and record labels in the birth of rock and roll? What was the payola scandal and why was it important?
3. What is the difference between cover and crossover? What roles did they play in early rock and roll? What important debates surround this?