There's been a lot said and many questions asked about the origins of Rock & Roll (the first rock & roll song, who recorded it, etc.). On the national level, there is no doubt about this. If you listen to "Move It On Over", written and recorded by Hank Williams, Sr. in 1947, it has to be the first rock & roll song recorded. Again on a national level, it's a 12-bar blues that I'm sure Hank "borrowed" from black blues singers of the time and also Jimmie Rodgers. Rodgers used the 12-bar blues style years earlier but usually more varied and not as fully orchestrated. Bill Haley and The Comets didn't release "Rock Around The Clock" until 1954 and it is really only a more spiced up version of the 12-bar blues. So country artist, Hank Williams, Sr., is really the first Rock & Roll star!