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Rock music is a diverse genre of popular music that began as “rock and roll” in the late 1940s and early 1950s in the United States, evolving into a variety of genres in the mid-1960s and beyond, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in rock and roll from the 1940s and 1950s, a style that drew directly from African-American music’s blues and rhythm and blues genres, as well as country music.

Rock music drew heavily from a variety of other genres, including electric blues and folk, as well as jazz, classical, and other musical traditions. Rock has focused on the electric guitar as an instrument, generally in a rock band with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Rock is typically song-based music with a 4/4 time signature and a verseΓÇôchorus pattern, although it has evolved into a very diverse genre. Lyrics, like pop music, typically emphasize romantic love but also cover a broad range of other subjects, many of which are social or political in nature.

The Beatles were at the vanguard of this movement, pushing the album ahead of the single as the main form of recorded music expression and consumption in the mid-1960s. Their contributions gave the genre widespread cultural respectability, ushering in a rock-informed album period in the music industry that would last several decades. Many of these hybrids contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, which was influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.

Many of these hybrids contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, which was influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.


Progressive rock, which expanded the creative aspects, glam rock, which stressed showmanship and visual style, and heavy metal, which emphasized loudness, power, and speed, were among the new genres that developed. Punk rock reacted in the second part of the 1970s by releasing stripped-down, energetic social and political criticisms. Punk influenced new wave, post-punk, and finally alternative rock in the 1980s.

Alternative rock, in the shape of grunge, Britpop, and indie rock, began to dominate rock music in the 1990s and burst into the mainstream. Pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, and rap metal have all developed since then, as have intentional attempts to revisit rock’s past, such as the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals in the 2000s.

Rock music’s mainstream appeal and cultural relevance waned in the 2010s, with hip hop overtaking it as the most popular genre in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant influence on the rock scene in the 2020s, with many live events being canceled or postponed, and some musicians opting for internet performances; the decade also saw a resurgence of pop punk music.

Rock music has also embodied and acted as a vehicle for cultural and social movements, spawning important subcultures such as the mods and rockers in the United Kingdom, as well as the hippie counterculture in the United States in the 1960s. Similarly, punk culture in the 1970s gave rise to the goth, punk, and emo subcultures. Rock music has been connected with political activity as well as shifts in societal views toward race, sex, and drug use, and is sometimes regarded as an expression of adolescent revolt against adult consumerism and conformity, inheriting the folk heritage of the protest song. At the same time, it has been a commercial success, prompting accusations of selling out.

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