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Rock Music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in 1950s America and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s' and 1950s' rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.

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Taiwanese Rock
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Latin Alternative - History
... Rock music has been produced in Latin America since the late 1950s ... Some Rock bands started to use unusual instruments such as maracas and quenas ... In the late 1960s, artists like Santana started using a different technique to make Rock music by incorporating influences of Latin Jazz ...
Rock Music - Social Impact
... Main article Social effects of rock music The worldwide popularity of rock music meant that it became a major influence on culture, fashion and social attitudes ... Different sub-genres of rock were adopted by, and became central to, the identity of a large number of sub-cultures ... Teddy Boy and Rockers subcultures, which revolved around US rock and roll ...
Timeline Of Music In The United States (1950–1969) - 1965
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    Never before has a generation of parents faced such awesome competition with the mass media for their children’s attention. While parents tout the virtues of premarital virginity, drug-free living, nonviolent resolution of social conflict, or character over physical appearance, their values are daily challenged by television soaps, rock music lyrics, tabloid headlines, and movie scenes extolling the importance of physical appearance and conformity.
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    As I define it, rock & roll is dead. The attitude isn’t dead, but the music is no longer vital. It doesn’t have the same meaning. The attitude, though, is still very much alive—and it still informs other kinds of music.
    David Byrne (b. 1952)

    All the junk that goes with being human
    Drops away, hard rock wavers
    Even the heavy present seems to fail
    This bubble of a heart.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)