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The Timmons Brothers “TV’s Portrayal of Rock ‘n’ Roll Through the Decades”

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The Timmons Brothers will address the love-hate affair between rock and roll and television. Since the 1950s when both industries began to blossom to the present, TV and rock have been at odds sometimes and have enjoyed some moments of mutual celebration, but for the most part, they co-exist. From the early days of rock and roll when bands appeared on such television shows as The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, Top of the Pops, and others, censorship was evident. Although acts such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors performed their music amid controversy, some of rock’s greatest moments such as The Beatles American debut, the 1985 Live Aid Concert, and Michael Jackson’s moonwalk, also were captured on TV. There is sure to be something to trigger a memory of historical rock and roll moments on television.

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