Who really has the heart of rock and roll?

Was it Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Elvis.......you?

Today at my local McD's, their usual stodgy ho-hum music was not playing. They had .... gasp!.... 60s and 70s old time rock & roll !!! I took my time leaving.

Handsome Huey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eoy9pTU6OJI

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  • 10 years ago
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    No one person, or group. The "heart" of rock and roll is inside of you, and really can't be described. You had to be lucky enough to "be there," and "feel" it, and live it. And..............if ya got the heart of R&R..........it never goes away.

  • 10 years ago

    There is a local radio station here that plays nothing but rock hits from the 60's, 70's & 80's and I love it. I love rock 'n roll and lots of other music too.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The NY oldies station, WCBS-FM calls the "Heart of Rock & Roll" the first 10 years of rock & roll (1954-1963). That's from Alan Freed to the British Invasion.

    Sirius XM's channel 50s on 5, is actually the "Heart Of Rock & Roll."

    So, all of the groups you mentioned plus allot others from that era are part of the "heart of rock & roll."

    That is all good music.

  • 10 years ago

    Oh, Daisy, I think all of us lucky enough to be young when rock and roll was young, too....have it in our hearts and our souls.

    I don't think there is a single one of us who does not brighten up a bit when a great rock and roll tune we grew up dancing to ...reaches our ears. Sometimes I think I love "our" music so much that my foot will start tapping time in my coffin...if someone plays it at my funeral!

    The Rolling Stones and other great more modern bands always said that they learned most of what they knew from the bluesmen...and the rock and roll greats....and that it is still in the heart of their music. I agree with them.

    But, seems to me that Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis were the ones of your list who knew a thing or three about heavy-duty, throw-down rock & roll.....also Little Richard who was as over the top as Jerry Lee was.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Robert Johnson Crossroads.

  • blu
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    On the way to work the other day, the following song came on and I began to formulate a question similar to yours. I think the song embodies rock n roll across the decades and as a result personifies the heart.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62diHTKQ-N8

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    I see Dinah agrees.

  • 10 years ago

    James Brown and Little Richard. The rest just followed suit.

  • Gene
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    WE...were the heart of Rock n Roll!

  • Dinah
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Bob Seger

  • 10 years ago

    To me no one can have the heart of rock and roll, it is shared and we can only love rock and roll. All the ones you named showed part of the story, as well as ones you did not.

  • SandyO
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    There isn't one heart of rock and roll it is all the entertainers from that era. Long live rock and roll, love it!

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