Here's a timeline that I've been working on. On top, it includes what I consider to be key moments in Black rock. On the bottom portion, I'm trying to juxtapose events happening in the larger culture.
I could've gone all the way back to Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, but I thought it might be okay just to start at Chuck Berry's recording of "Maybelline," which is one of three songs of his that made the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 songs that shaped rock 'n' roll.
My question for you all: Am I missing any key events, something that just screams out at you to be included?
Click on the graphic and it should enlarge in a new window on your browser. Feedback will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.