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How Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley – and Gibson – Created Rock Lead Guitar

Rock historians debate the ignition point of the genre. Some cite Louis Jordan’s 1940s hits like “Caledonia” and “G.I. Jive.” Others, the day Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm pulled into Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Service and cut “Rocket 88.” And what about Chuck Berry’s smash debut “Maybelline” and Little Richard’s “Tutti-Fruitti?” ...

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This Week in Rock History, August 14 – 20

Over the years, the third week in August has yielded scores of memorable rock and roll-related events. In 1969, for instance, day one of The Woodstock Music and Art Festival was staged. Read about that moment and others—along with noteworthy births, deaths, and album releases—in the listings below. ...

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