A Perspective On The History of Rock and Roll

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  1. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    asher So Did We

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    It's an argument I've seen made before, though in its previous forms I've always seen it framed explicitly about white cultural appropriation of traditionally-black genres, and then being the successful ones because they were white, basically. Elvis is frequently used as the archetype (although, from what I understand, he personally wasn't so keen on just stealing work uncredited)... which does predate the period Dylan's talking about, just a little. But I can't really imagine he's all that wrong, though surely there's more nuance there.

    Good read, though the essay meanders more than a little :lol:
     

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