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Rock and roll

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Rock and roll'?

Rock and roll is a form of popular music that came to prominence in the USA in the 1950s. It began as largely a merging of rhythm and blues, country music, and Chicago electric blues.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Rock and roll'?

The Disc jockey Alan Freed is given credit for popularising the term and he had a radio show called Moondog's Rock'n'Roll Party in 1951. The 1934 film Transatlantic Merry Go Round included the song 'Rock and Roll'. The term had been used by the black community in England, referring to sexual congress, well before this.

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