Here’s a new feature here at Ramblin’ – it’s called "Three Ramblin’ Questions."
OK, it’s not new. I was inspired by blogger Chris “Lefty” Brown.
OK, I stole Lefty Brown’s idea.
In any case, this month marks the 50th anniversary of "Rock and/or Roll," as a cartoon minister once put it. Rock Around the Clock reached Number 1 on the charts July 9, 1955.
(Yeah, yeah, I know about “Rocket 88” and all that)
About halfway through the Rock and roll era, one (or two) of my favorite songs about rock and roll came out on Neil Young’s Rust Never Sleeps album. (And neither do I 'cause it's too darn hot.)
So, please tell me:
1. Will rock and roll ever die, or is rock and roll here to stay?
2. Is it better to burn out, or to fade away?
3. What king or queen of music is gone but not forgotten? (Gone means left this mortal coil, not a downturn in the career.)
BONUS QUESTION: I'll be doing this feature:
a. Every week, religiously.
b. As the muse strikes.
c. Whenever I'm pressed for time.
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