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FEDERAL 12001; DECEMBER 1950

 
 

 

Transitions – Part Two.

Rock ‘n’ roll is like a vast ocean, it stretches as far as the eye can see and is a lot deeper than it might appear from a distance. The tide ebbs and flows steadily day after day and if you watch it long it enough it can lull you into thinking it’s almost peaceful, as if nothing is happening under the surface.

But every so often the sea becomes choppy, the wind whips up and the waves come crashing down on the shore, pulling everything in its reach along with it in the powerful undertow.

At the tail end of 1950 there were some huge waves breaking over the vocal group idiom and when the storm passed nothing left in its wake would be the same as it had once been.
 
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