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  • 1956 to 1960 Juke Box(48 clicks)
    Briarcliff Manor High School, Class of 1960
  • 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll(54 clicks)
    Memphis site
  • 60s Playlist(48 clicks)
  • Andy Anderson and the Dawn Breakers(49 clicks)
  • Aristocrat Label(48 clicks)
    by Robert L. Campbell, Robert Pruter, George R. White, and Tom Kelly
  • Australian Rock(125 clicks)
  • B. B. King: King of the Blues(61 clicks)
    by Christine Wilson
  • Beach Music, History of(47 clicks)
  • Bill Haley and the Comets(52 clicks)
    British site fan site.
  • Biographies Classic Rock Bands of the 60s, 70s, 80s(66 clicks)
    Comprehensive site.
  • Black Cat Rockabilly: Europe(51 clicks)
    "Here you will find lots of rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, surf and fifties stuff."
  • Blues, R&B, Rock n' Roll Saxophone(48 clicks)
  • Bob Dylan(47 clicks)
    Official site.
  • Bob Dylan's 1965 San Francisco Press Conference--A Closer Look(58 clicks)
    From Dylan Pool, a blog
  • Chuck Berry(60 clicks)
    "A great resource for fans of rock and roll's poet laureate. "Jeff Tamarkin, Discoveries, March 2000.
  • Classic Rock Page(49 clicks)
  • Delta Blues Museum(47 clicks)
  • Diane's Rock-n-roll Oldies(43 clicks)
    Downloadable wav files of oldies from the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Dirty Water: The Boston Rock and Roll Museum(49 clicks)
    Boston rock scene. MP3s as well.
  • Disco Savvy(54 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(59 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(54 clicks)
    From All About Elvis
  • Elvis Presley: The Early Years(57 clicks)
    bt Christine Wilson
  • EMI, A Brief History of(46 clicks)
    One of the premier recording companies.
  • Follow That Dream: Florida's Rock & Roll Legends(56 clicks)
  • Gourmet Rock and Roll(47 clicks)
    Striving to be the most comprehensive Classic Rock & Roll artist Links on the net.
  • History of Rock & Roll(49 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(50 clicks)
  • How Great Thou Art: Photographs From Graceland(47 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.(49 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(47 clicks)
    by Ted Ownby
  • Kithara/Guitar(47 clicks)
    History of the instrument
  • Life Rock 'n Roll Gallery(45 clicks)
    From Life Magazine. Text and photos.
  • Little Richard(51 clicks)
    One of the most influential of early rock'n'roll stars.
  • Malaco Story(49 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(52 clicks)
  • Middle Aged Rock & Roll Sax Player, The(45 clicks)
    by the disntinguied John Laughter
  • Motown Records(51 clicks)
    Photos of the original Motown Records in Detroit.
  • Muddy Waters(56 clicks)
    Official site
  • New York Rock(47 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(46 clicks)
  • Origins of Rock 'n Roll: Select Bibliography(42 clicks)
    Short bibliography with links to some of the books.
  • Perfect Sound Forever(53 clicks)
    Good articles
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary(52 clicks)
    Official site. Not exactly rock'n'roll but influential.
  • Photography(47 clicks)
  • Psychedelic '60s(54 clicks)
    Literary Tradition and Social Change
  • Red Saunders Research Foundation(43 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(42 clicks)
  • Robert Christgau(46 clicks)
    Rock critic's site
  • Rock 'n' Folk: Musicians of the Sixties(49 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 (75 clicks)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum(42 clicks)
    Official site
  • Rock and Roll Roadmap(63 clicks)
  • Rock&Roll: the PBS Series(40 clicks)
    As usual, PBS produces excellent work.
  • Rockapella(49 clicks)
    Vocal harmony (Doo Wop) group.
  • Rockin Pneumonia: An Interview with Johnny Vincent(45 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(38 clicks)
    A full length book by Jimmy Guterman
  • Rockmine(56 clicks)
    From the UK. Claims to be the Internet's largest rock music resource.
  • Santana(55 clicks)
    Memorabilia, photos, more
  • Sun Studios Virtual Tour(46 clicks)
    Great tour
  • The Byrds(43 clicks)
    Appreciation site.
  • The Collectors Guide to the Music of Chuck Berry(42 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(41 clicks)
    Great site. Includes acess to music
  • The History of Rock and Roll(55 clicks)
    The Golden Decade 1954 - 1963. Searchable.
  • The Music Didn't Die(45 clicks)
  • The Nixon-Presley Meeting: The Documentation(51 clicks)
    National Security Archives presents narrative and documents of the meeting between President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley.
  • The Original (Unofficial) Elvis Page(57 clicks)
    ll you wanted the know about "the King."
  • The Platters(45 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(56 clicks)
    Twenty years of material!
  • The Rock and Roll Vault(47 clicks)
    Great site with lots of detail.
  • Vee-Jay Records: The Early Years(50 clicks)
    Robert Pruter, Robert L. Campbell, Robert Stallworth, Bob Marovich, and Tom Kelly. Updated December 31, 2009
  • When Nixon Met Elvis(63 clicks)
    National Archives
  • Woodstock '69 Lives!!!!(61 clicks)