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Rock music is a genre of music that started in the 1950's.

 

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Preservers of the term "rock 'n' roll," either as an umbrella term or as a touchstone of "real" music amid the onslaught of bogus space invaders, had to deal with the fact that, for a new generation, it was becoming irrelevant.

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"Rock 'n' roll" was an ill-conceived term from the start, lifted out of the church and the bawdy house and onto the airwaves to name a postwar dance-music trend.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum exists to collect, preserve and interpret the impact rock has made on our world.

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“Roll” is derived from the Latin rotula meaning, “small wheel.” The phrase “rocking and rolling,” a metaphor used by seamen to describe the motion of a ship, dates from the 17th century.

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Alan Freed, a disc jockey in Cleveland, Ohio used the phrase, “The Rock and Roll Session” to describe the amalgamation of rhythm and blues and country music he played during his show.

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“Rock” is derived from the Old English roccain, related to the Old Nordic rykkja meaning, “to pull, tear, move.”

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In its purest form, Rock & Roll has three chords, a strong, insistent back beat, and a catchy melody.

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Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll.

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He rose from humble circumstances to launch the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence.

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By the early ‘60s, Berry’s followers, most notably the Rolling Stones, expanded rock’s scope by transitioning from singles artists into musicians capable of producing cohesive albums of songs.

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Source: Rock Music History

But while people may quibble over specifics, rock music can generally be described as hard-edged music performed with electric guitars, bass, and drums and usually accompanied by lyrics sung by a vocalist.

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In the history or rock music there have been many icons. Among the earliest rock stars are names like Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard.

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The dance crazes, fashion styles, and pop culture that followed the early history of rock music were made possible by these early stars.

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Most historians trace the beginning rock back to the year 1954, when a new type of music, then called Rock and Roll, appeared and revolutionized musical tastes, at least among young people, and pretty much changed the world.

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Rock resulted from the convergence of two musical styles, Rhythm and Blues and Country, as well as a series of technological developments that created a new market for music.

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The music was shaped—and continues to be molded and transformed—by countless regular people, some doing what they love, others seeking refuge from what they hate, some hoping to change the world, and still others resisting what they fear.

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