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  • 1956 to 1960 Juke Box(1958 clicks)
    Briarcliff Manor High School, Class of 1960
  • 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll(1833 clicks)
    Memphis site
  • 60s Playlist(2142 clicks)
  • Andy Anderson and the Dawn Breakers(779 clicks)
  • Aristocrat Label(796 clicks)
    by Robert L. Campbell, Robert Pruter, George R. White, and Tom Kelly
  • Australian Rock(1949 clicks)
  • B. B. King: King of the Blues(1396 clicks)
    by Christine Wilson
  • Beach Music, History of(1356 clicks)
  • Bill Haley and the Comets(2904 clicks)
    British site fan site.
  • Biographies Classic Rock Bands of the 60s, 70s, 80s(4120 clicks)
    Comprehensive site.
  • Black Cat Rockabilly: Europe(2838 clicks)
    "Here you will find lots of rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, surf and fifties stuff."
  • Blues, R&B, Rock n' Roll Saxophone(730 clicks)
  • Bob Dylan(2796 clicks)
    Official site.
  • Bob Dylan's 1965 San Francisco Press Conference--A Closer Look(1844 clicks)
    From Dylan Pool, a blog
  • Chuck Berry(3085 clicks)
    "A great resource for fans of rock and roll's poet laureate. "Jeff Tamarkin, Discoveries, March 2000.
  • Classic Rock Page(3647 clicks)
  • Delta Blues Museum(823 clicks)
  • Diane's Rock-n-roll Oldies(3596 clicks)
    Downloadable wav files of oldies from the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Dirty Water: The Boston Rock and Roll Museum(2095 clicks)
    Boston rock scene. MP3s as well.
  • Disco Savvy(1112 clicks)
    "This website, founded at the dawn of the new millennium on January 1, 2001, is a centralized repository of disco information, highlighting the best disco music from the 1970s through today and offering the largest and most chronologically complete year-by-year lists ever compiled of disco songs."
  • Doo Wop Preservation League(2041 clicks)
    "Wildwood, NJ-based organization dedicated to the appreciation of pop culture of the 50s and 60s. Also preservation of 'Doo-Wop' retro roadside architecture."
  • Elvis Biography(1806 clicks)
    From All About Elvis
  • Elvis Presley: The Early Years(1533 clicks)
    bt Christine Wilson
  • EMI, A Brief History of(722 clicks)
    One of the premier recording companies.
  • Follow That Dream: Florida's Rock & Roll Legends(1843 clicks)
  • Gourmet Rock and Roll(1959 clicks)
    Striving to be the most comprehensive Classic Rock & Roll artist Links on the net.
  • History of Rock & Roll(2730 clicks)
    The History of Rock and Roll Demo was first distributed in 1969, when Drake-Chenault and American Independent Radio were succesfully syndicating the magic of KHJ worldwide.
  • History of Rock and Roll(2071 clicks)
  • How Great Thou Art: Photographs From Graceland(1947 clicks)
    Through its black and white photographs, How Great Thou Art presents a complex meditation upon the fans who helped a man become in death the “Greatest Entertainer in the World.” Through its text panels, How Great Thou Art offers insight into the cult of Elvis by use of the words of the fans themselves. Between word and image, through language and photography, How Great Thou Art explores the complex emotions that compel fans to return to Graceland time and again.
  • JD Hay's Crooners Collection.(906 clicks)
    This is the complete listing of all artists on JD Hay's Crooners Collection. Male, female, groups and instrumental artists with songs in full length music wavs. Listed alphabetically by first name. These are not sorted by genre but cover easy listening, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, pop, oldies and vintage from the 1930's to the 1970's. Some artists have more than one page and a few may have an alternate site. Just click on "2", "3" or "Alt" to go to that page.
  • Jimmie Rodgers: The Father of Country Music(1654 clicks)
    by Ted Ownby
  • Kithara/Guitar(1864 clicks)
    History of the instrument
  • Life Rock 'n Roll Gallery(2049 clicks)
    From Life Magazine. Text and photos.
  • Little Richard(1851 clicks)
    One of the most influential of early rock'n'roll stars.
  • Malaco Story(3650 clicks)
    After more than 30 years of making black music for black people, Malaco Records defines the state of contemporary southern rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel.
  • Marshal Sehorn homage(689 clicks)
  • Middle Aged Rock & Roll Sax Player, The(639 clicks)
    by the disntinguied John Laughter
  • Motown Records(1662 clicks)
    Photos of the original Motown Records in Detroit.
  • Muddy Waters(834 clicks)
    Official site
  • New York Rock(1817 clicks)
    Rock & roll served up New York City style. Full-length RealAudio and RealVideo clips. Some news that's fit to print, some that's not. Gossip, slander and more.
  • North Florida Music Hall of Fame(1188 clicks)
  • Origins of Rock 'n Roll: Select Bibliography(1731 clicks)
    Short bibliography with links to some of the books.
  • Perfect Sound Forever(1571 clicks)
    Good articles
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary(2096 clicks)
    Official site. Not exactly rock'n'roll but influential.
  • Photography(1398 clicks)
  • Psychedelic '60s(1613 clicks)
    Literary Tradition and Social Change
  • Red Saunders Research Foundation(748 clicks)
    Since 1997, the Red Saunders Research Foundation has been dedicated to increasing our knowledge of the musicians who filled the clubs and recording studios of Chicago with great music during the two decades after World War II.
  • Remembering Johnny Vincent(973 clicks)
  • Robert Christgau(2209 clicks)
    Rock critic's site
  • Rock 'n' Folk: Musicians of the Sixties(1551 clicks)
    The list includes some people who were not musicians themselves but were very much part of the music of the sixties as essential participants in the scene, as well as some others whose work was intimately involved with the music and those who played it.
  • Rock and Roll (2208 clicks)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum(1935 clicks)
    Official site
  • Rock and Roll Roadmap(2487 clicks)
  • Rock&Roll: the PBS Series(2042 clicks)
    As usual, PBS produces excellent work.
  • Rockapella(1809 clicks)
    Vocal harmony (Doo Wop) group.
  • Rockin Pneumonia: An Interview with Johnny Vincent(1513 clicks)
    Founder of Ace Records. Frank discussion of his career, Alan Freed, Dick Clark, and others. Vincent was frank.
  • Rockin' My Life Away: Listening to Jerry Lee Lewis(2181 clicks)
    A full length book by Jimmy Guterman
  • Rockmine(1772 clicks)
    From the UK. Claims to be the Internet's largest rock music resource.
  • Santana(2513 clicks)
    Memorabilia, photos, more
  • Sun Studios Virtual Tour(1566 clicks)
    Great tour
  • The Byrds(1662 clicks)
    Appreciation site.
  • The Collectors Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry(1696 clicks)
    "This Web site presents you with a complete guide to the music written and recorded by Chuck Berry, one of the fathers of Rock 'n' Roll."
  • The Fifties(2394 clicks)
    Great site. Includes acess to music
  • The History of Rock and Roll(2131 clicks)
    The Golden Decade 1954 - 1963. Searchable.
  • The Music Didn't Die(2161 clicks)
  • The Nixon-Presley Meeting: The Documentation(1806 clicks)
    National Security Archives presents narrative and documents of the meeting between President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley.
  • The Original (Unofficial) Elvis Page(1762 clicks)
    ll you wanted the know about "the King."
  • The Platters(2010 clicks)
    The Platters were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950's, selling 53 million records and being among the first doo-wop groups to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (1990).
  • The Pretenders(1683 clicks)
    Twenty years of material!
  • The Rock and Roll Vault(2467 clicks)
    Great site with lots of detail.
  • Vee-Jay Records: The Early Years(808 clicks)
    Robert Pruter, Robert L. Campbell, Robert Stallworth, Bob Marovich, and Tom Kelly. Updated December 31, 2009
  • When Nixon Met Elvis(1299 clicks)
    National Archives
  • Woodstock '69 Lives!!!!(2589 clicks)