born in Tupelo, Mississippi
2. Don McClean
wrote American Pie in memoriam to Buddy Holly, JP Richardson[The Big Bopper], and Richie Valens – all killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa.
3. Jerry Lee Lewis
(rock piano player) married his 13 year old cousin; Elvis drafted; Chuck Berry in jail for transporting an underage girl across state lines – rock n roll seemed to be disappearing.
4. Ed Sullivan Show
(New York) and American Bandstand (Philadelphia) were two important TV venues on which bands who wanted to become household names had to perform
5. Pete Seeger-
folk singer/composer; We Shall Overcome, Give Peace a Chance, If I Had a Hammer, Turn-Turn-Turn “black-balled” during the McCarthy Era for communist leanings- protest songs/anthems for social movements (peace marches, rallies, Civil Rights movement, etc)
6. Joan Baez
folk singer, protest song singer, introduced Bob Dylan at Newport Folk Festival- gave him the endorsement and credibility due to her central role in the peace movement during the Vietnam War.
7. “Rebel Without a Cause”
movie with James Dean that dealt with the plight of the American teenager, generation gap, misunderstood trials of young America.
8. Race music
refers to music by Black artists – difficult for them to get recordings or airplay on radio simply because of racial prejudice and fear.
9. Dress codes
established in schools, attempting to control teenagers and keep them from decadent behaviors connected with rock music.
10. “Skiffle”
refers to British rock n roll craze which was a mix of 50s American rock n roll & British folk music – this is different than what the film we watched says-
11. Beatles
biggest influence was new, adventurous harmonies that created possibilities for more complex melodic writing.
12. Grand Ole Opry
in Nashville didn’t allow drums/many country bands in the day didn’t use drummers of that impediment to possibly not being allowed on the show.  Like Ed Sullivan and American Bandstand, Grand ole Opry was the portal through which country bands had to pass.
13. Beach Boys,
Brian Wilson (mastermind) used complex studio tricks for their albums, surf band- strong force in the California recording scene.
14. Top 40 radio
was commercial laden, short songs, interruptive DJs – they never played entire albums or entire sides of albums.
15. Bill Haley and the Comets
were originally called The Saddlemen –  a C&W band.
16. MoTown
refers to Detroit – “motor town” where the cars are built
17. Kingston Trio
takes their name from the capital of Jamaica.  Even though they were a folk trio, their music having nothing to do with Jamaican music/Rasta, ska/reggae – they did have a light Caribbean flavor.
18. Chubby Checker –
the twist- not a rock pioneer because he just “covered” a popular song – he didn’t invent
19. Folk Music
used acoustic instruments (pure), no electric instruments, no forceful rhythm/ backbeat
20. Hootenannys
were folk singer get-togethers, guitars, everyone singing in unison
21. Sam Phillips
recording studio (released a lot of Black artists’ music – took courage at the time):  Sun Records
22. Pop teen idols
like Paul Anka, Fabian, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee, Bobby Darin were marketed because they were “handsome”, safe, sang simple teenage love songs – nothing dangerous
23. Rockabilly
refers to a mix of Appalachian/country/rock n roll – Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis were all a part of that sound in its early days.
24. 60s dance craze
(twist, jerk, monkey, mashed potato, surf, hitchhiker, etc) involved bands playing music specific to the tempo that the dance required + some songs had instructions on how to DO the dance in the lyrics of the song – these were rock bands – no acoustic guitars
25. 1954 Supreme Court Ruling
“A separate but equal education is unconstitutional”  This was the legal beginning of integration and the Civil Rights Movement
26. Chuck Berry
invented the “duck walk” onstage, tons of hit songs; 
Buddy Holly 
experimented with double tracking, wrote his own songs; 
Little Richard 
considered the purest prototype of Rock music.