Early Influences of Rock 'n' Roll

We've compiled a list of musicians we have within the archive that you should know as part of the early influences of Rock 'n' Roll.

Discover the music behind these musicians.

Big Maybelle

Chuck Berry



Pete Johnson

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

The Crows


The Dominoes

The Orioles

The Platters




T-Bone Walker


Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

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