CA contributor Gilbert Klein is back with another article in The Music In Me series. This one is well worth the lengthy read - Editor
This one is going to be a stretch for both of us, but you trust me, right? What? What have you heard? Whatever. Youíve got time for this, I hope.
Yes, I know of late Iíve posted essays about olden times. I promise my next post will take us to modern times, to Burning Man, in fact. But for this one Iím going to ask you to take a leap of faith with me from the practical, historical and logical to the archaically possible. Today I want to go where experts play, and open up a new category.
I donít know which bars or tour buses youíve been hanging out in, but I know people who vigorously debate which was the first rock Ďní roll record. Specialists may debate the first rock song or the first rock record; I want to discuss the first rock moment
, the very first time that rock music reared its pointy little head. Among debaters, there seem to be six principal contestants for the honor of first rock record, and Iíll put links to all of them at the end of the post. My premise is rooted in a very simple point: if it rocks, itís rock. Itís a visceral thing, yeah, and you know it when you feel it, but when did it happen for the first time?