Friday, February 28, 2014

Also On The Bill

How about all of the hairdos that rock'n'roll gave us? Let's start with Bill Haley. Man! Elvis changed a generation with his pompadour and sideburns. You will never have any idea how many hours I spent staring at photos of Little Richard trying to understand how all that happened. Of course his inspiration, Esquerita, never hit the big leagues but he has his own place in the hair hall of fame.

Those greasy, blonde, bacon-like strands hanging over Jerry Lee's forehead just added to the menace and Fats' square flattop was a modern marvel.

It was all just a setup leading directly to the Beatles. No wonder rock'n'roll has faded away. We've seen it all.

Give us peace on earth and end this dreadful, dreadful war.

1 comment:

  1. How did I leave out Gene Vincent's "waterfall?" Maybe the finest of them all!