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WHY WAS (AND SOMETIMES STILL IS) A DANCE CALLED A “HOP”? WHAT DO GERMAN IMMIGRANTS AND BEER HAVE TO DO WITH DANCING TO ROCK N’ ROLL AND HIP HOP MUSIC?

Jerry Anderson   May 4, 2016   Comments Off on WHY WAS (AND SOMETIMES STILL IS) A DANCE CALLED A “HOP”? WHAT DO GERMAN IMMIGRANTS AND BEER HAVE TO DO WITH DANCING TO ROCK N’ ROLL AND HIP HOP MUSIC?

In the late 1800s the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, became the beer brewing capital of the United States. The German immigrants that came to the city brought an appreciation for fine beer with them from Europe. The names of the families that became prominent in the brewing industry in Milwaukee were Pabst, Schlitz, Miller and ┬áBlatz. These brand/family names became… Read more »