Rock n Roll

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Rock n roll is music that evolved in the USA during the late 1940s and early 1950s. The roots of Rock n Roll lay mainly in Rhythm and Blues, Country, Folk, Gospel, and Jazz.

Rock n Roll quickly grew to become a worldwide phenomenon, causing the birth of a long list of other music styles, including Rock and Punk.

The term “Rock n Roll” now more than one meaning, two that are in common usage;-
The American Heritage Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary both define Rock n Roll as synonymous with Rock music. Conversely .... defines the term to refer specifically to the music of the 1950s.

It should also be noted that, although it was predominately the White community that gave Rock n Roll its commercial success, it was the African American community that caused it to be created.

Some Artists to Check Out

Elvis Presley

Fats Domino

Chuck Berry

Little Richard

Bill Haley & The Comets

Ray Charles

Buddy Holly & The Crickets

The Platters


Bo Diddley

Jerry Lee Lewis

Sam Cooke

Big Joe Turner

The Drifters

The Coasters

Eddie Cochran

Carl Perkins

Jackie Wilson

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Link Wray

Etta James