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Buddy Holly was dead, Elvis Presley was drafted, Chuck Berry went to prison, and Jerry Lee Lewis faced a marriage scandal. Also, another factor that rock was going to an end was the scandal surrounding Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to his thirteen-year-old cousin and the arrest of Chuck Berry with the breaking of the Payola scandal implicating major figures, including Alan Freed, in bribery and corruption in promoting individual acts or songs, gave a sense that the initial phase of rock and roll had come to an end.

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