1. Chuck Berry is considered a “crossover artist”. How does the song “Johnny B. Goode” fit into his persona? What demographic is he reaching? Is he influential in any way? Name some artists who are directly influenced by him.
2. Elvis Presley has two distinct sounds in his career, one with Sun records, and the other, with RCA. Compare and contrast this change in the two songs, “That’s All Right” and “Heartbreak Hotel”.
3. Other rockabilly groups of the late 50’s included Buddy Holly and the Crickets and Jerry Lee Lewis. Compare and contrast their styles from “That’ll Be the Day” and “Great Balls of Fire”. Do their stage personas play any role? How?