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U.S. Attack on Rock 'n' Roll

03 Jan 2011



William Rose, American songwriter and showman, yesterday condemned Rock ‘n’ Roll as a musical monstrosity, and trounced what he called animal posturings of Elvis (the pelvis) Presley.

He said Al Jolson, Nora Bayes and Eddie Cantor used to be the salesmen of song. But now – “It’s a set of untalented twitchers, and twisters, whose appeal is largely to the zoot-suiter and the juvenile department.”

Newspaper cutting from 1956

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