Rock 'n' Roll and Social Change

Richard Welch charts the extraordinary explosion in American music and argues for its impact on society as a whole.

Bill Haley and his Comets performing "Rock Around the Clock" on TV in 1955Revolutions are not delicate operations. People experiencing them usually realise they are passing through tumultuous times. The changes arc noted and recorded. Both casual observers and scholars can detect remote and immediate causes. The focal points of the revolutions are located and the results analysed.

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