When pianos thundered in Texas.

American Thunder: How rock ‘n’ roll evolved. Part One. The first thunderous notes of the oldest of rock ‘n’ roll’s forerunners were hammered out by black musicians, on second-hand, often second-rate pianos called tin pans, in north-easternTexas, sometime around 1872. This new 1870s variety of popular piano music was just one of the musical strains that would… Continue reading When pianos thundered in Texas.