For me, I would have to say the 50s and 60s rock and roll era is my favorite genre of music. I am an old soul and proud of being. I was born on the 9th of March 1976 and what song was number one on the day I was born? Well only https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS7YL8JCSzo
I will always love old music, without it I can’t function, nothing beats dancing around your bedroom with a hairbrush to Elvis “;). But me dancing around my room with my old records as a kid always got funny looks. But that was me as a kid I would listen to the 50s and 60s rock and roll genre and not tell people because to them it was never cool.
I will always be an old soul who knows things like the genre really becoming of force in the pop charts after Elvis released “That’s All Right” on Sun Records in the summer of 1954. With his meteoric ride to the top of the charts and nearly instantaneous coronation as The King of Rock, Elvis took the rockabilly genre on a ride of popularity along with him.
But Elvis can’t take all the credit for the success of rockabilly. By 1956 he’d left the small Sun Records label for the greener pastures of the huge RCA Victor label. While some of his early RCA Victor stuff can definitely be called rockabilly, it wasn’t long before his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had him moving in a much more pop-oriented direction. His music began to diverge dramatically from rockabilly as he recorded more and more music for the soundtracks of the movies he began appearing in.
But rockabilly certainly didn’t die because of Elvis’ departure. Many other artists looked at the success Elvis was having and took up the rockabilly torch themselves to see how far they could go. These artists continued to pump out pure rockabilly for the remainder of the 1950s.