rock music

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Etymology[edit]

Shortening of rock and roll + music, in use since about 1966-67 to refer to genres that had grown sufficiently distinct from rock and roll to be considered a separate form.

Noun[edit]

rock music (uncountable)

  1. (music) Any of various genres of popular music employing electrical amplification, especially those ultimately derived from rock and roll.
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Reference[edit]
  • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 347.
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