Intro to Rock ‘n’ Roll

I’m a recent convert to Rock ‘n; Roll and am always interested to find something on the Internet to feed my growing interest in the subject. I was looking at the great Listverse site a while ago and found a list entitled:

Top 10 Rockers Who are Better than Elvis

The list was compiled by Maggot and features such artists as Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. There is a very interesting writeup where Maggot puts each artist in context and supplies a link to a sample video of each, so you can get a flavour of what they’re about.

My knee-jerk reaction to the list was to wonder how anyone could be deemed better than Elvis but, as Maggot says, he doesn’t intend any slight. It’s just that Elvis, although a supreme performer, didn’t create much (if any) music of his own. Carl Perkins wrote and performed the great Blue Suede Shoes (and other stuff) which is why he makes the list and Elvis doesn’t, in spite of the fact that Elvis scored a bigger hit with it than Carl did.

The list is a great introduction to Rock ‘n’ Roll and you’ll have to go there to see who Maggot thinks is the Best Rocker of All Time.

Listverse is also packed with many other interesting lists.


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