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A Best of Positively Incorrect! Radio Replay-The Secret History of Rock and Roll with Christopher Knowles.
Scott Cluthe has an extraordinary guest tonight, Christopher KnowlesI. The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Christopher Knowles. Rock 'N' Roll Religion. Sex. Drugs. Loud music. Wild costumes. Dazzling light shows. These sights and sounds all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club; but they were also part and parcel of the ancient cultural phenomenon known as the "Mystery religions," whose rites often made Lollapalooza look like a church picnic. The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll picks up where other rock histories leave off. It tells the story of the Mysteries—their rise, fall, and eventual rebirth in the New World, where rhythms and melodies from the West African and the Celtic diasporas collided with the sound of popular music forever. You'll meet history's first pop divas, headbangers and guitar heroes, and learn the true story of the Puritan Woodstock The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll also traces the development of rock's most popular genres, such as punk and heavy metal, and explains why stars like Jim Morrison were called "modern Dionysians." You'll learn why rock legends, like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, mixed gurus and gods with guitars and groupies. And you'll see how Deadheads, PhishHeads, and many of rock's other great cults are simply folllowing in their ancient ancestors' footsteps. Get ready for a wild ride that will take you from the Stone Age to the Space Age.
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