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Rock Did Not Begin with Elvis

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Rock Did Not Begin with Elvis

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Rock Did Not Begin with Elvis

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On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley recorded "That's All Right," long hyped as the first rock 'n' roll record. It's not. By 1954, quite a number of records had been released that would qualify as rock 'n' roll. Even at Sun Studios, where Elvis recorded, the sound was nothing new. David C. Barnett of member station WCPN reports.

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