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rock and roll:

see rock musicrock music,
type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock

Essentially hybrid in origin, rock music includes elements of several black and white American music styles: black
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rock and roll

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dancing performed to such music, with exaggerated body movements stressing the beat
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