There was certainly a transition in music from the 1950s to the 1960s. But 1950s pop music wasn’t simplistic or sappy as some would have you believe.
In looking at rap music origins, a song from 1972 by Italian singer Adriano Celentano has some familiar sounds. Listen for yourself.
He played alongside a legend, but Scotty Moore’s work on the guitar was also legendary. Here we look at the artist and his contribution to rock music.