What is rock and roll?

Rock And Roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & 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, primarily from a combination of African American blues, jump blues, country, jazz, and gospel music. Though elements of rock and roll can be heard in country records of the 1930s, and in blues records from the 1920s, rock and roll did not acquire its name until the 1950s.

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Famous quotes containing the words rock and, roll and/or rock:

    In the black of desire
    we rock and grunt, grunt and
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    There was somewhat military in his nature, not to be subdued, always manly and able, but rarely tender, as if he did not feel himself except in opposition. He wanted a fallacy to expose, a blunder to pillory, I may say required a little sense of victory, a roll of the drum, to call his powers into full exercise.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Together, we three, until the world crumbles and there is no longer a stone or a rock or a tree or a blade of grass.
    Griffin Jay, and Harold Young. Mehemet Bey (Turhan Bey)