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Frankfurt, West Germany, March 1955: Singer Johnnie Ray, on his way to England for a two-week booking at the London Palladium, enjoys a stein of the local beer during a short stopover at the Rhein-Main airport. Ray is considered one of the forerunners of rock music, with Bob Dylan among those citing him as an influence.

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