Each year's section has an "Introduction" page that sets the stage for the pop music developments of the year. From Elvis's entrance into the RCA recording studio through the emergence of "American Bandstand" and into the development of the concept of the "Oldies," these introductory pages illustrate the evolution of rock and roll through the years of The Elvis Era. Focusing on such phenomenons as The Twist craze and the impact of "The Day the Music Died," these pages give an impression of some of the main currents of popular culture during these years.

To view the "Introduction" page for a year, click on the appropriate button below. The same buttons are provided on each page so you can jump around if you like.
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