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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…

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    32 Little Richard

    Who is he? Discover new musical continents that others will explore later. To a mix of blues, rhythm and blues and gospel, add rhythmic speed and vitality to create exhilarating and…

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    31 Fats Domino

    Who is he? Antoine Domino was the serial head of the so-called New Orleans sound. He started very young playing rhythm and blues in places in his city, accompanied by bassist…

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    30 New Orleans

    What happens in New Orleans? New Orleans is a rich and exciting musical hotbed. Music is played at funerals as well as at carnival parades and slums in Storyville, the neighbourhood…