It’s a crime that virtually no one today has heard these songs

which largely contributed significantly to the major shift in 1950s popular music from gooey ballads to hip-shaking, three-chord, blues-based rock and roll. Fifty years after trailblazers like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jackie Wilson defined music as we know it today, three world-class tribute artists carry on their legacy.

Can they ever find stardom on their own terms?

Let’s face it – without these rebels and their dedication and passion, there may very well have been no Beatles, nor Stevie Wonder, nor Pink Floyd, nor Metallica, nor Michael Jackson, nor Oasis, nor Lady Gaga, nor Bruno Mars, nor anyone else you’ve come to love in the rock music pantheon.

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