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Birth of Rock n’ Roll Revealed by Musician Who Was ‘Out There’

The music generally referred to today as Rock grew out of Blues and Rhythm and Blues and exploded on the U.S. national scene in the mid-1950s. One of the musicians who helped define the style was saxophone player Grady Gaines, who toured with such stars as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, and many others. Gaines tells his story in a new book that is really “out there.” During the wild early years of rock n’ roll, Little Richard was king, and sax player Grady Gaines was on top of...

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