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rock and roll Form of popular music. Originating in the USA in the early 1950s, it appealed largely to a white audience who found its forerunner, rhythm and blues, inaccessible. It was popularized by Bill Haley and the film Rock Around the Clock (1956).

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rock and roll

rock and roll: see rock music.

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