The World's First Rock Band Paul Collins came across an 1842 article about a rock concert in London. He dug a bit deeper and found that "rock music," as in music played on rocks, was quite a phenomonon in the 1800's. He tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the Richardson Rock Band, the invention of the rock harmonicon. (4:30)
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The World's First Rock Band

Paul Collins came across an 1842 article about a rock concert in London. He dug a bit deeper and found that "rock music," as in music played on rocks, was quite a phenomonon in the 1800's. He tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the Richardson Rock Band, the invention of the rock harmonicon. (4:30)