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Four Pillars of Rock 'n' Roll

Broadcast: February 12, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

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Over a period of 8 months in 1955, from April to September, four African-American performers tossed records onto the American pop and R&B charts that would establish them as rock and roll pioneer icons for all times.

They were all among the earliest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Each a revered and imitated talent that shaped music for decades and still today.

Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts highlights from his four public radio specials on Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Fats Domino in this special appreciation program, that also features commentary from some top music writers.