One of Elvis Presley’s early tunes, on Sun Records, was Good Rockin’ Tonight, which had been done in the late ’40s by two rock and roll pioneers, Roy Brown and Wynonie Harris. Have you heard the news? The musical answer was, there’s good rockin’ tonight but in general terms the response today is often people don’t want to know, couldn’t
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It was a new technology that was going to ruin the lives of singers and musicians and put them out of work. “Everyone will have their ready made or ready pirated music in their cupboards,” he said. Mp3 files? No, records played on a phonograph. That doom and gloom prediction came from John Phillip Sousa (conductor and composer of “The
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