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Ulyanovsk

lodge , who knew personally some of the Decemberists, and who was one of the most popular men amongst Simbirsk intelligentsia, was later cited as the major early influence on Goncharov, especially with his sea travel stories.


Essaouira

Museum . Phoenician traders, who had penetrated the western Mediterranean before the 12th century BC, set up depots for salt and ore along the coast and up the rivers of the territory that is now Morocco. The arrival of Phoenicians heralded many centuries of rule by foreign powers for the north of Morocco. Major early substantial settlements of the Phoenicians were at Chellah, Lixus and Mogador,


Mymensingh

Brahmaputra-Meghna confluence, in the locality of Langalbandh, is still considered sacred by Hindus. Near the confluence is a major early historic site called Wari-Bateshwar (Wari-Bateshwar ruins). Bangladesh's tribal population was enumerated at 897,828 in the 1981 census. These tribes are concentrated in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and around Mymensingh, Sylhet, and Rajshahi. They are of Sino


Cleveland

and historians of music. There is general agreement that it arose in the Southern United States (American South) – a region which would produce most of the major early rock and roll acts – through the meeting of various influences that embodied a merging of the African musical tradition with European instrumentation. M. T. Bertrand, ''Race, Rock, and Elvis: Music in American Life'' (University of Illinois Press, 2000), pp. 21–2. The migration of many former slaves and their descendants to major urban centers like Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) and north to New York City, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland and Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) meant that black and white residents were living in close proximity in larger numbers than ever before, and as a result heard each other's music and even began to emulate each other's fashions. R. Aquila, ''That old-time rock & roll: a chronicle of an era, 1954–1963'' (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000), pp. 4–6. J. M. Salem, ''The late, great Johnny Ace and the transition from R & B to rock 'n' roll Music in American life'' (University of Illinois Press, 2001), p. 4. Radio stations that made white and black forms of music available to both groups, the development and spread of the gramophone record, and African American musical styles such as jazz and swing (Swing music) which were taken up by white musicians, aided this process of "cultural collision". M. T. Bertrand, 'Race, rock, and Elvis Music in American life'' (University of Illinois Press, 2000), p. 99. thumb Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed (File:Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll.jpg) and Cleveland, Ohio in the origins of rock and roll Rock and roll arrived at a time of considerable technological change, soon after the development of the electric guitar, amplifier and microphone, and the 45 rpm record. There were also changes in the record industry, with the rise of independent labels like Atlantic (Atlantic records), Sun (Sun Records) and Chess (Chess Records) servicing niche audiences and a similar rise of radio stations that played their music. It was the realization that relatively affluent white teenagers were listening to this music that led to the development of what was to be defined as rock and roll as a distinct genre. The phrase "rocking and rolling" originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, but was used by the early twentieth century, both to describe the spiritual fervor of black church rituals http: www.hoyhoy.com dawn_of_rock.htm and as a sexual analogy. Various gospel, blues and swing recordings used the phrase before it became used more frequently – but still intermittently – in the 1940s, on recordings and in reviews of what became known as "rhythm and blues" music aimed at a black audience. Morgan Wright's HoyHoy.com: The Dawn of Rock'n'Roll By 1942, ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' magazine columnist Maurie Orodenker had begun using the term "rock and roll" in descriptions of upbeat recordings such as "Rock Me" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. ''Billboard'', May 30, 1942, page 25 In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing this music style while popularizing the phrase to describe it. WikiPedia:Cleveland Dmoz:Regional North America United States Ohio Localities C Cleveland commons:Cleveland


Memphis, Tennessee

Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.


Saudi Arabia

and Roman sources. The site was also the location of the 1922 conference at which the Protocol of Uqair (Uqair Protocol of 1922) was issued, helping establish the borders of modern Saudi Arabia. Lastly, Uqair was an historic meeting place of major early Arabian political importance. In 1922, prominent politicians and leaders met to discuss and from new boundaries of the growing Arab state under Ibn Saud, the new revolutionary leader who was conquering


Hollywood

at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Granach entered films in 1922; among the most widely exhibited of his silent efforts was the vampire classic ''Nosferatu'' (1922), in which the actor was cast as Knock, the lunatic counterpart to Dracula's Renfield. He co-starred in such major early German (Germany) talkies as ''Kameradschaft'' (1931). Granach, who was Jewish, fled to the Soviet Union when Hitler came to power. When the Soviet Union also proved too inhospitable, he settled


Ukraine

district, Austrian (Austria-Hungary) Galicia (Galicia (Central Europe)) then, now ''Verbivtsi'', Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine) to Jewish (Jews) parents and rose to theatrical prominence at the Volksbühne in Berlin. Granach entered films in 1922; among the most widely exhibited of his silent efforts was the vampire classic ''Nosferatu'' (1922), in which the actor was cast as Knock, the lunatic counterpart to Dracula's Renfield. He co-starred in such major early Germany


Berlin

'' (1922), in which the actor was cast as Knock, the lunatic counterpart to Dracula's Renfield. He co-starred in such major early German (Germany) talkies as ''Kameradschaft'' (1931). Granach, who was Jewish, fled to the Soviet Union when Hitler came to power. When the Soviet Union also proved too inhospitable, he settled in Hollywood, where he made his first American film appearance as Kopalski in Ernst Lubitsch's ''Ninotchka'' (1939). Granach proved indispensable to big


Iraq

ian civilization began. By 3500 BC the Sumerians were living and trading beyond the Strait of Hormuz, venturing out as far as the Indus River and the Red Sea. The Sumerians were conquered by the Semitic Akkadians in 2340, becoming united under Babylon from 1792 - 1750 BC. Lastly, Uqair was an historic meeting place of major early Arabian political importance. In 1922, prominent politicians and leaders met to discuss and from new boundaries


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