And They Said It Wouldn't Last

"And as early as 1955, a few prophets writing in some of the trade magazines were predicting an imminent demise for rhythm and blues. But under seventeen - and there abouts, the teenage id...that sublimated joint was really jumping. The rhythmic revolt, the rock revolution, was upon us. And, as history continues to prove, that big beat turned out to be more cantankerous and invincible than a spittin' mean Mississippi cottonmouth."

fromĀ John Gilliland's Pop Chronicles - The Tribal Drum: The rise of rhythm and blues part 2

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