And the next line, if you’re a fan of The Who, is… Long live rock! A tune written in 1971 though Long Live Rock didn’t become an audience favorite until it appeared in the band’s 1979 documentary, The Kids are Alright. It seems every few years a music journalist declares rock and roll to be dead, or at least wheezing.
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Since my radio show focuses on tunes from the ’50s I’ve often wondered what teens back then would have said on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Imagine a 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown posting, “I’m so in love with Jerry Lee.” That would be Jerry Lee Lee Lewis, her then 22-year-old second cousin. The couple married but when the Lewises landed in
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