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Jesse sands the Rock Star at his studio.

Jesse sands the Rock Star at his studio. (View larger version)

Photograph by National Geographic Television

  • Electric Guitars were introduced before World War II.

  • The term "Rock & Roll" was coined in the 1950s.

  • The Saxophone first gained popularity as a military instrument.

  • Rocket 88 by Ike Turner is considered by many to be the first rock & roll song.

  • The Saxophone is named after its inventor, Antoine-Joseph Sax.

  • The "Fender Broadcaster" was the first mass produced solid body electric guitar.

  • The first Jukebox was created in 1889.

  • The first audio recording was "Mary Had A Little Lamb", recorded in 1877.

  • Andreas Stihl invented the first portable gas chainsaw in 1927.