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Category:Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll, often written as rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, or rock 'n roll, is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s from musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues, and country music. While elements of what was to become rock and roll can be heard in blues records from the 1920s and in country records of the 1930s, the genre did not acquire its name until 1954.

The term "rock and roll" is defined by Greg Kot in Encyclopædia Britannica as the music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed "into the more encompassing international style known as "rock music". The term is sometimes also sometimes used synonymously with "rock music" and is defined as such in some dictionaries.

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Rock

Pages in category "Rock and Roll"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.