We connect the blues to rock 'n' roll by drawing lines between legendary blues musicians and the rock and roll artists they influenced. One can trace how the birth of the blues infused the music and the style of countless rock musicians. Visitors see the strong beat of the blues style appear in the music of early rockers such as Elvis, and is further acknowledged by stars like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.
In addition to the musical story, we present an interesting historical and social commentary of racial boundaries and class differences in America throughout this musical passage. Visitors listen to music selections, tracing influences, comparing originals and remakes, and following the messages and the spirit that continue to live in both the Blues and in Rock and Roll.
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