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I. Introduction

A. Background

  1. Interesting bit #1:Rock & Roll music was generally known as Rhythm & Blues.
  2. Interesting bit #2:Rock & Roll was a black slang for "sexual intercourse" in the mid 1900's.
  3. Interesting bit #3:The reason I researched this topic was because some people think rock music is scary and they don't like it.

B. Thesis Statement: Despite the attention on Rock & Roll's first decade, nobody really knows the exact date the music was born. Some people claimed to be or to know the person who gave birth to the sound.

II. First subtopic: "Rock Begins"

A. First Point: John Lomax and his son, Alan, were in the back of a church when they "stumbled upon the future."

  1. supporting evidence #1: they sat transfixed in the corner of a church as their bulky portable recording rig transcribed the music onto an aluminum disc, year was 1934. they stumbled upon a survival of one of the oldest varieties of afro-american religious song.
  2. supporting evidence #2: the rhythmic singing, the hard driving beat, the bluesy melody and the improvised, stream-of-consciousness words of this particular shout, eventually issued as "Run Old Jeremiah". Anticipate key aspects of rock & roll as it would emerge some 20 years later.

B. Second Point: Rock & Roll was R&B the whole time.

  1. supporting evidence #1: Alan Freed linked the term Rock & Roll to Rhythm and Blues, no wonder the Fats Domino and Producer Dake Bartholomew, the master mind of so many new Orleans R&B hits, commented it was rhythm and blues. Bartholomew said with some bitterness "We had Rhythm and Blues for many, many a year, and here come in a couple of white people and they call it rock and roll, and it was rhythm and blues all the time!"
  2. supporting evidence #2:

II. Second subtopic:

A. First Point:

  1. supporting evidence #1:
  2. supporting evidence#2:

B. Second Point:

  1. supporting evidence #1:
  2. supporting evidence #2:

IV. Third subtopic:

A. First point:

  1. supporting evidence #1:
  2. supporting evidence #2:

B. Second Point:

  1. supporting evidence #1:
  2. supporting evidence #2:

V. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper:

A. 1st Point:

B. 2nd Point:

C. 3rd point:

D. Interesting Ending:

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