rock music, type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world.
Sections in this article:
- The Late 1970s to the Present—Punk Rock, the Music Video, and Middle-aged Rockers
- The Late 1950s and Early 60s—Elvis, Motown, and the British Invasion
- The Late 1960s and Early 70s—Rock's Golden Age
- The 1950s—Bill Haley and Rock 'n' Roll
- Origins of Rock
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