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  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western


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  • The stars selling their products Stephen Armstrong There are only two kings as far as I'm concerned: the king of rock'n'roll, which is Elvis, and the king of pop, which is Michael Jackson,' Peter Andre says to an offscreen TV interviewer, before pausing as doubt spreads across his simple face.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • It's only when they consider being seduced by the conventional rock'n'roll life that they get serious.

    Wu Lyf: better the devil you don't know

  • The movies aren't drawing audiences - but when Brian suggests putting on rock'n'roll shows there, Whitey gets an idea.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: White Irish Drinkers

  • E.B., however, would rather be a rock'n'roll drummer - and so escapes to Hollywood.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Hop

  • Some fans felt that bop shifted jazz away from dance music to highbrow art, but with rock'n'roll around the corner, that was inevitable – and what was often regarded as a cerebral and wilfully complex music back then sounds as natural as whistling now.

    A teenage Charlie Parker has a cymbal thrown at him

  • As well as electric blues, raw rock'n'roll, bopping country and old-time jams, there'll be live music too, with Portuguese chanteuse Ruby Ann performing in addition to the Tag Alongs, plus a set from Dollar Bill & his One Man Band.

    Clubs picks of the week

  • Not that you could have told a member of Oasis this in 1994, but it's actually pretty difficult to be a rock'n'roll star.

    This week's new live music

  • As long as we don't follow that path to rock'n'roll excess, replies Roberts.

    Wu Lyf: better the devil you don't know

  • That a massive AOL Music banner had been erected, live-streaming was in effect and a T-Mobile promotional campaign was underway more gigs should involve queuing punters being invited to test out the new Galaxy handset - it embodies the very spirit of rock'n'roll was simply testament to how on-the-ball these company's can be.

    The Vaccines at SXSW 2011 - review

  • Third Man might still be a few dungarees short of morphing into a latter day Olivia Records – they put out their fair share of material by male acts too – but it seems to be one of the few rock'n'roll labels where the balance of female to male artists is truly being redressed.

    Jack White, the champion of women musicians


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