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Back in the Day

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

The Progression of Rock'n'Roll: 50s to 90s

by Ella Perkin

Picture: Influential 50s singer and guitarist Buddy Holly / Credit:

The Hub is delighted to present a three hour 45 minute playlist by St Andrew's Catholic Secondary School Year 10 student Ella Perkin. Following an exchange about her career ambitions and her interest in popular music, at a careers event at the school.

I Love Rock'n'Roll!

Ella says: "I love guitar music. I love it from the beginning of guitar music to where it is currently. This playlist is a travel through time from the 50s to the late 90s. It really shows the evolution of guitar music through the generations."

Buddy Holly to Nirvana

YouTube video: Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box

Ella's playlist takes a broad and eclectic journey through guitar music from the fifties to the nineties. Starting with Buddy Holly's Everyday from 1958 to The Drifter's 1964 Saturday Night at The Movies. To Rod Stewart's 1979 Maggie May, Bon Jovi's 1986 You Give Love a Bad Name and Nirvana's 1993 Heart Shaped Box.


You can listen to Ella Perkin's Back in the Day playlist by clicking on the link below.

Ella Perkin is a Year 10 student, at St Andrew's Catholic School, Leatherhead with an interest in popular music, particularly classic guitar-based music.


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