Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 12 (14 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   11 comments

Life Arts

Rock-and-Roll in America, 1956-1960

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Supported 4   Valuable 4   Must Read 3  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H4 7/25/10

Become a Fan
  (37 fans)
- Advertisement -

My favorite musician from 1956 thru 1959 was Chuck Berry. Even though Elvis and Jerry Lee and the Everly Brothers were good, and Bill Haley had a hit that got us dancing in the isles in the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Chuck Berry wrote and played songs about cars, and teen love, and teens generally that just blew me away.

Chuck Berry Performing in France in 1987, by Wikipedia

Those were prolific times, and for a single musician and his music, Chuck was my main man.

Then when I got to law school in 1963, there was a Berkeley kid in my class named Louie Haas, and he played rock-and-roll. I never heard him live but I knew he was playing gigs in addition to hitting the blue law books and smoking weed. And forty years later, Louie Louie emailed me a link; and I'd like to share it with you. It's called the "Briarcliff Manor High School Class of 1960 1956-1960 Rock and Roll Juke Box !" and you access it by clicking here.

Life's too short for seriousness even most of the time.


- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -


I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

For Brave Eyes - Eleven Images on December 8, 2008

Dorothea Rockburne – Introducing Mathematics into 20th Century Optical Art

A Pictorial Essay - Abstract Expressionism versus Geometric Expressionism

Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn, by Evan S. Connell

Fine Art on 12.28.008 - Four Contemporary Surrealist Paintings

Richard Misrach – A Life of Fine Art, and Reportage and Protest Photography


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
6 people are discussing this page, with 11 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

seriousness all the time. And I suspect there's ne... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 6:50:04 AM
Last night I dreamed Pink Floyd had a new 3 disc r... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 7:24:41 AM
'Course, they're getting a little old now. Too o... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 7:28:07 AM
Pure Happiness"...... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 7:36:32 AM
I gotta tell you this story about me:The night tha... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 9:11:24 AM
on the list by the late great Link Wray, and surpr... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 8:41:13 AM
and I figured it was due to his estate's preventin... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 12:01:28 PM
Hail, Hail Rock and Roll, that was re-released abo... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 2:45:59 PM
rock 'n roll song I remember after a few years of ... by David McCauley on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 2:49:25 PM
now i wanna know when he comes out with a jukebox ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 5:07:18 PM
This is not any kind of bathroom joke, is it, Rows... by Allan Wayne on Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 9:45:55 PM