The debate rages on

I just finished reading “Rock’s 50th Anniversary” by Nekesa Mumbi Moody on Xposed seeing as how July 5th was the 50th anniversary of “That’s All Right” by Elvis Presley and the debate on who originated rock and roll and when is to me mildly amusing. While I am pretty much in the “Rocket 88 as first rock and roll song” camp, in the end where rock and roll started is less important then seeing it continue and maybe even flourish. At the end of the day I would tend to agree with Lenny Kravitz that the originators of the form are probably nameless black musicians from the deep South but I really think it is far more important for bands to get out there and try and make their rock and roll mark then to debate its origins.
Just my 2 cents.
Later.