Top Ten "Fathers" of Rock & RollNEM Rock and Roll had it's beginnings in the 50s. There were many who could be considered to be the "Fathers of Rock and Roll".
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He is awesome
Its funny because all of the white people forget that Rock n' Roll was considered race music (Black, Urban) and was created by African-Americans ONLY. Just like Jazz and Blues before it. Not one of the white artist named above had anything to do with the creation of the artform. Yes, they helped popularize it because the music gatekeepers hand picked the faces of white artist that they thought would be marketable and provided TONS of resources not afforded to Black artist of that time. History will not be re-written to make these people bigger than they are. The artist listed above stole or barrowed their entire style from the "TRUE" forefathers. SMH, these forums disgust me.
Muddy Waters is a Chicago Blues legend and helped influence the first Rock n' Rollers.
There is no contest. He is the best
He was the King of Rockabilly which flourished in the south and made one of the best single called blue suede shoes that even Elvis did a cover of
I know many people may call him overrated but I feel he contributed a lot to the music world. And he deserves some recognition
A father of Rock and Roll? Rock and Roll was already 15 years old when he was born. He maybe did a contribution in Rockmusic but he's certainly not a " father " of Rock and Roll.
A huge jerk, but he made the very first rock and roll record "Rocket 88", long before he met Tina.
So he created rock n roll, and 27 people are above him. - venomouskillingmachine
Rocket 88 is a SUN-Records single recorded by Jackie Brenston and his Delta cats. Ike Turner who was part of the Delta cats played piano on those sessions. So, saying that " he " made that record is false. Besides many concider this record still as Rhythm and Blues and not really Rock and Roll. The very first Rock and Roll record is in my opinion the SUN-records single " That's allright, Mama / Blue moon of Kentucky " by Elvis Presley from 1954. The perfect mix of a white sounding black music ( That's allright by Arthur Crudup ) together with a black sounding white music ( Blue moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe ). This was a unique sound never heard before and wasn't called Rockabilly yet in 1954. First it was called " Catmusic ", " Hillbilly Bop ", " Folk Blues [ sic ] " etc... This is really the primitive form of Rock and Roll.
The father of Soul, The Godfather of Funk... but not really the father of Rock and Roll. Some of his early records has a Rock and Roll " touch " but it is in fact closer related to Rhythm and Blues. But he's a talented singer and showmen nevertheless.
The REAL father of rock and roll
Johnnie Johnson is one of the most underrated artists of all
We're talking about the Fathers of Rock and Roll here on this list. Meaning the instigators of Rock and Roll. The Beatles were in their early years no more than a " cover " band of Rock and Roll ( and in my opinion a not that good coverband ). They really don't belong here!
One of the greatest bands of all time
They changed the face of popular music forever.
I guess this list is for the father, so this inclusion is a non-issue since link wray is the godfather and gods need not the acceptance of mere mortals.
The FIRST FATHER of Rock n Roll
Lemmy is god
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