On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 02:10 -0500, Michael Biel wrote:
> Maybe not "rock music" but the Phila area and South Phila certainly was
> important in spawning "Rock 'n' Roll" itself. Ever hear of a little act
> called Bill Haley and the Comets? And a dozen or two acts on Essex,
> Cameo, Parkway, Swan, and a few other labels in the 50s and early 60s.
Let's not forget Dick Clark, whose American Bandstand originated in
Philly. That was a major push in the early Rock 'n' Roll scene.