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“Loves Me Like a Rock” (1960–1976)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195152722
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849536 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0008
                   “Loves Me Like a Rock” (1960–1976)

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By the middle 1960s, doo-wop and the early rock 'n' rollers were supplanted by new styles. While many white artists including Bob Dylan and the Beatles were changing rock music, the African American community brought gospel-inflected Motown and southern soul to the airwaves. The Impressions, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Miracles, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, and the Reverend C. L.'s daughter Aretha Franklin were among the genre's pioneers. This generation of performers would also carryon the influence of the Dixie Hummingbirds.

Keywords: Dixie Hummingbirds; rock n roll; African American music; doo-wop; rock 'n' roll; Motown; southern soul

Chapter.  15475 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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