Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1957: Network TV and rock — a match made in heaven. The Rock n’ Roll Revue debuts on ABC with promoter Alan Freed as host. Among the performers is Screamin Jay Hawkins. Sadly, the show will be canceled when on a future episode Frankie Lymon dances with a white girl, enraging viewers in the South. Here’s Hawkins with I Put a Spell on You:
1970: The Kent State murders.