A Brief Overview of Rock and Roll
As a style of music, Rock and Roll – commonly referred to as Rock’n’Roll – was developed in the USA around the early 1950s. It combined influences of African American music, notably blues and jazz, adding a heavier background beat. Early Rock and Roll artists include Chuck Berry and Bill Haley & his Comets. From the music, a new genre began to emerge, producing a Rock and Roll style of attitude and fashion. » Read more..