The debate rages on about the “who,” “when,” and “where” of the origins of Rock. What’s not up for debate, however, is that as far as you want to go back in Rock history, sex always has been an integral part of the lifestyle and the draw of the music.
Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Elvis Presley are just a few of the originators and early adopters of Rock n’ Roll who were overt with sexuality through their lyrics, their lifestyle, and of course those beloved gyrating hips…
Songs like “Maybellene,” “I’m a Man,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’,” and of course our personal favorite, “Good Golly, Miss Molly!” you sho’ do like to ball have brought out the prurient interests of their audiences since they first laid ears on them.
Through the years, sexuality and Rock n’ Roll have “grown up” together as generations of young, hormone-filled listeners become the next round of in-your-face sexual explorers and revelers. Any fan of Rock music knows that urge that creeps into your body and mind as the sexually-charged lyrics of the greats ring through your mind.
- “Hoochie Coochie Man” Willie Dixon
- “Back Door Man” The Doors
- “One Way Out” Allman Brothers Band
- “Satisfaction” The Rolling Stones
- “Whole Lotta Love” Led Zeppelin
- “You Shook Me All Night Long” AC/DC
- “I Was Made for Loving You” KISS