"The Rock & Roll Chronicles" by David Malcolm Rose
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

"The Rock & Roll Chronicles" by David Malcolm Rose

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223 pages, paperback, 8.5 x 5.5 x .75"

In the 1950’s, during the early days of Rock & Roll, preachers and politicians alike railed against the new music. By 1959 nearly every major star of the emerging genre had been taken off the board. Elvis was drafted, Chuck Berry jailed, Carl Perkins was in the hospital and Jerry Lee Lewis in disgrace. Little Richard was scared into the arms of the church and Buddy Holly augered into a frozen corn field in Iowa. Before the Kennedy assassination the term “conspiracy theory” was virtually unheard of in America. An innocent nation accepted the misfortunes that had befallen these early rock stars as coincidence. The Rock & Roll Chronicles makes no such assumptions.