It's not a mystery or a crime, but during the 1950s some parents thought rock and roll was criminal. Used to the lovey dovey tunes of the 40s and early 50s, all of a sudden there were these wild-sounding, hip-swiveling acts and parents were really worried that rock and roll would corrupt their youth.
Donald Riggio traces the history of rock and roll from it's R&B roots in his new book, "Seven-Inch Vinyl: A Rock and Roll Novel." We chatted about how his book came to be and about the book itself.
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MORGAN ST. JAMES