I have found the following "Billboard
" article mentioning alleged riots at one of Alan Freed's rock and roll concerts in 1956, wherein well-respected big-band / jazz musicians Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, and Sammy Kaye are somehow quoted as "defending" the Big Beat. So, it would seem, not everybody over 25 was against rock and roll !
It's interesting to note that "internationally known
" psychiatrist Francis Braceland, who is quoted as saying that rock and roll was a "communicable disease (...) cannibalistic and tribalistic
" was, according to his obituary, the man whose testimony saved Rudolph Hess' life at the 1946 Nuremberg trials (which, of course, is not to say he was a Nazi-lover !) :http://articles.latimes.com/1985-02-28/local/me-12778_1_psychiatrist-francis-braceland
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