Everything's got to come from somewhere. Rock 'n' roll came from Chuck Berry.
Chuck Berry, 1926-2017
He talked to Rolling Stone in 1969 about rock's role. “Like any music, it brings you together, because if two people like the same music, they can be standing beside each other shaking and they wind up dancing, and that’s a matter of communication ... so I say it's a means of communication, more so than other music, to the kids.”
Johnny B. Goode, 1958
Reelin' and Rockin', 1972