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Rock Returns to Holy Rolling

Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 14 June 1981

ON SATURDAY nights in 1956, transistor radios in the hands of eager teenagers all over America shuddered with the sensual sound of Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog'. On Sunday mornings, some of those same teenagers would sit in hard wooden pews and bear their ministers decry 'Hound Dog' in particular and rock 'n' roll in general as the "devil's music."

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