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How did James Dean influence rock 'n roll

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Interesting... :beatnik:

Blue jeans, rebel without a cause...?

He died in 1955, the year rock and roll was born.

I have no idea, really... :cool:

I just thought maybe he reincarnated in rock and roll... :grin:

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It seems to me that aside from obvious direct lyric references, it's a connection to the whole rebellion thing. I think that the youth of the time connected to his image of rebellion, as much as they connected with rebellious image of rock n roll, and everything sort of fused together.

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James Dean, James Dean

I know just what you mean

James Dean, you said it all so clean

And I know my life would look allright

If I could see it on the silver screen

You were the lowdown rebel if there ever was

Even if you had no cause

James Dean, you said it all so clean

And I know my life would look all right

If I could see it on the silver screen

We'll talk about a low-down bad refrigerator,

You were just too cool for school

Sock hop, soda pop, basketball and auto shop,

The only thing that got you off was breakin' all the rules

James Dean, James Dean

So hungry and so lean

James Dean, you said it all so clean

And I know my life would look all right

If I could see it on the silver screen

Little James Dean, up on the screen

Wond'rin' who he might be

Along came a Spyder and picked up a rider

And took him down the road to eternity

James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen

You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye-bye

You were to fast to live, too young to die, bye-bye

Bye-bye, Bye-bye, Bye-bye, Bye, bye

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Hey kids rock and roll,

Rock on, ooh my soul

Hey kids boogey too, did ya

Hey shout, summertime blues,

Jump up and down in my blue suede shoes

Hey kids rock and roll, rock on

And where do we go from here?

Which is the way that's clear

Still looking for that blue jean, baby queen

Prettiest girl I've ever seen

See her shake on the movie screen, Jimmy Dean

James Dean, rock on

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and then again, he made a definite fashion statement. I mean, just check out Bruce on the cover of "Born In The U.S.A." and you'll agree. :grin: :grin:

Or, how about Arthur Fonzerelli! Heyyyyy!

He referred to Dean a lot.

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The live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse lifestyle

live fast= live life to the fullest

die young= stay young and fresh in your heart

leave a good looking corpse= eat healthy and exercise

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