Friday, November 16, 2012

Overheard #220

"Rock and roll is about having a good time."


Wyman Stewart said...

Believe Bill Haley was the first to say that back in the 1950s, when he was making Rock n' Roll respectable enough teens could enjoy it, without adults totally banning it.

Those were the days, it was first called "Devil music." Some even said it was communist inspired to ruin teens, while Communist Russia called Rock the decadent music of Capitalism, banning it in Russia.

ROCK ON!!!!!!!!

Ann Finkelstein said...

Wyman: How interesting. I heard this at a rock concert, but I didn't know the person who said it was quoting Bill Haley.

Rock was devil music, and before that jazz put the sin in syncopation. Back in the middle ages minor tritones were banned as "diabolus in musica."