Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Contributions of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Bill Haley to Rock and Roll. It needs to be at least 1500 words. Bill Hayley (1925-1981) was among the first American rock and roll musicians. . He was the son of a banjo-picking father and a piano-playing mother. His family was firm, religious and a musically inclined family in a suburb of Detroit. He owned a guitar at 13 and was playing in country bands by the age of 18 with ultimate dreams of being a singing cowboy. At 21, disappointed with the life that a traveling country singer lives, . he quit, but after doing a series of jobs related to the music, he came back to his performance, this time organizing a “western swing” band in the early Fifties (Kotarba 2002 p. 398).
He was a singer, guitarist and also a slap bassist. His band, the comets, made Bill immensely famous, and he was the first rock and roll artist to stir the American charts with his song ‘Crazy man, Crazy’. Hayley became a particularly significant influence on the other artists as he was both a gifted singer and a talented songwriter. His contributions to the early development of early rock and roll were quite tangible. He was the first musician to take rock and roll into the top 40. He also integrated Western Swing with Jump Blues to develop a new style. He was among the first white entertainers to appeal to the black audience (Burkett 2010 p. 423).
He was significant in bringing the first rock music performance to the UK. . He was instrumental in the creation of a self-contained band, The Comets. . He was the first rock performer to appear on network television. He owned his own publishing company and label. His performance led to teen rebellion. . Many artists respected Bill, and he influenced their thoughts on Rock and Roll music. The sound of his music especially ‘Rock around the clock’ respected by many to the extent that other rock and roll musicians emulated it (Burkett 2010 p. 424).