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    42 The Coasters

    Who were The Coaters? In the 1950s, vocal groups competed fiercely. Something else was needed to stand out, and that something made The Coasters the number one group. They became known…

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    41 Cool and drama

    What other school do we find? As the antithesis of the cool style, many groups developed the school of drama. The most prominent were The Platters, a group from Los Angeles…

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    40 Vocal Groups

    Which vocal groups can be mention? The Dominoes was a rhythm and blues vocal group formed in New York in 1950. It was led by gospel teacher Billy Ward, who had…

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    39 Street Corner

    What are these groups like? Youth, inexperience, hobbies and street performances, lead to a serious formal change from the style of their predecessors and models. They rarely had the support of…

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    38 Doo Wop

    What is doo wop? The doo wop is a vocal style of music born from the union of rhythm and blues and gospel. It developed in African-American communities in the United…

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    37 Bo Diddley

    What does he represent? If Chuck Berry was the archetype of the rocker, Bo Diddley was the architect of the rock and roll sound. He mixed an elemental guitar riff with…

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    36 Monkey Business

    What was his best moment? From 1955, Berry began a dizzying existence. He appears in several films and travels all over the country with other young artists. All this while recording…

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    35 Chuck Berry

    How important is it? He is the inventor of the simple and perennial form of rock and archetype of rocker. His songs are the quintessence of the style: unstoppable rhythm, sharp…

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    34 Chicago

    How important is it? After the war, the blues had a great influence on the mass popular music of the United States. Although New Orleans’ rhythm and blues reigns supreme in…

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    33 Tutti Frutti

    When did he succeed? While washing dishes at the Macon bus station, he sends a tape to the Los Angeles-based Specialty label, which, after six months, replies with a plane ticket…