The First Rock Song George Harrison Heard Explains Alot About His Musicianship

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The Beatles constantly paid tribute to the musicians who influenced them. George Harrison was known as the “Quiet Beatle,” although even he spoke about the early stages of his musical career.

Harrison’s exposure to rock & roll occurred throughout his rebellious teenage years, when he skipped school and found chance to explore nearby record stores. Clearly, music has always been a part of his life and that of his family, but the musician was introduced to rock and roll for the very first time by the legendary Fats Domino and his 1956 hit “I’m In Love Again”: “As I became a teenager, I was about 12 or 13, I first heard Fats Domino ‘I’m In Love Again’. That was the first rock and roll record I ever heard.”

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Fats Domino is one of rock & roll’s most underappreciated artists. Domino’s impact is highly regarded by those in the knowledge, specifically the white devotees who resurrected the blues in the early 1960s. Domino joined to Imperial Records in 1949, after mastering his art in the clubs of New Orleans as a youngster. This was the turning point in his career. His popularity before the ‘British Invasion,’ and he developed the style of the ’60s with peers like as Berry and Waters, which was going to revolutionize pop culture permanently and give the musical business its Big Bang.

Despite his enormous effect, he continues to be forgotten in favor of more renowned rock ‘n’ rollers such as Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry for some inexplicable reason. But, certainly, Domino’s influence reached George Harrison, and he had a role in one of the biggest groups of all time. Domino and Harrison would eventually meet in 1964, not long after the the quartet from Liverpool debut singles were released.