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"And then she turns on that New York station, you know her life was saved by rock and roll."
– The Velvet Underground

Strategy[]

Rock 'n' Roll provides your civilization with five Hit Singles (Civ4).png Hit Singles resources (which provide Happiness (Civ4).png Happiness). It increases the odds that its city will create a Great Artist.

Civilopedia entry[]

Elvis Presley, "The King", played a new beat that people called Rock-n-Roll. It quickly became a worldwide sensation. Elvis' home was called "Graceland" and was purchased by Presley in 1957. Presley died in 1977; the 14-acre estate was turned into a museum five years later. Presley, his parents, grandmother, and stillborn twin brother are buried on the grounds.

Today Graceland stands as a remarkable testament to a man who achieved almost mythological status in American culture. Therein one can see glimpses of the young Elvis - the brilliant jeans-clad rebel who "sang like a black man," the man who seduced American teens from the clutches of British rockers and frightened parents everywhere.

Overlaying these faint images is the picture of what Elvis became: the jaded overweight man, singing in Las Vegas in a white sequined jumpsuit, dodging underwear thrown by middle-aged housewives, shaking hands with Richard Nixon, and finally dying of his excesses.

Today, Elvis is still beloved by millions, many of whom refuse to believe that he died. Despite this, they flock to the mansion by the thousands to lay flowers at his gravesite.

Trivia[]

  • Rock 'n' Roll's model is based on Graceland.
  • The song played during the video is "Rock & Roll" by The Velvet Underground. This same verse is the quote heard when Radio is discovered.
    • Both the quote and video modify the lyrics to the original song, skipping two verses.

See also[]

Civilization IV Wonders and Projects [edit]
World Wonders Angkor Wat Apostolic PalaceB Broadway Chichen Itza Colossus Cristo RedentorB Eiffel Tower Great Library Great Lighthouse Great WallW Hagia Sophia Hanging Gardens Hollywood Kremlin Mausoleum of MaussollosB Notre Dame Oracle Parthenon Pentagon Pyramids Rock 'n' Roll Shwedagon PayaB Sistine Chapel Space Elevator Spiral Minaret Statue of Liberty Statue of ZeusB Stonehenge Taj Mahal Temple of ArtemisW Three Gorges Dam United Nations University of SankoreW Versailles
National Wonders Forbidden Palace Globe Theatre Hermitage Heroic Epic Ironworks Moai StatuesB Mt. Rushmore National Epic National ParkB Oxford University Palace Red Cross Wall Street West Point
Shrines Church of the Nativity Dai Miao Kashi Vishwanath Kong Miao Mahabodhi Masjid Al-Haram Temple of Solomon
Projects Apollo Program SDI SS Casing SS Cockpit SS Docking Bay SS Engine SS Life Support SS Stasis Chamber SS Thrusters The Internet The Manhattan Project
W Added in WarlordsB Added in Beyond the Sword
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