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Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in 1950s America and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s' and 1950s' rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.

Musically, rock has centered around the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature utilizing a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse and common musical characteristics are difficult to define. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis. The dominance of rock by white, male musicians has been seen as one of the key factors shaping the themes explored in rock music. Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of authenticity than pop music.

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5,966 plays, 110 followers

Chicago, IL, United States

Rock, Progressive, Experimental

6,849 plays, 82 followers

Barcelona, Catalonia

Alternative, Rock, Grunge

8,741 plays, 181 followers

Berlin, Germany

Pop, Rock, Experimental

Bowdy Brown
3,623 plays, 32 followers

Santa Monica, CA, United States

Alternative, Rock, Pop

4,476 plays, 34 followers

Toledo, United States

Blues, Rock, Funk

2,903 plays, 40 followers

Cincinnati, United States

Alternative, Rock, Grunge

51,304 plays, 16 followers

Snohomish/Seattle, United States

Indie, Psychedelic, Rock

Adrian Ursu
2,406 plays, 36 followers

Bucharest, Romania

Rock, Progressive, Ambient

Violent Karma
2,850 plays, 34 followers

Chester, United Kingdom

Rock, Grunge, Alternative

Immerse The Coast
3,626 plays, 75 followers

Mesa, United States

Rock, Progressive, Indie

Dayton Hicks
4,070 plays, 15 followers

California, United States

Rock, Soul, Country

Chris Manning Band
1,815 plays, 18 followers

Dallas, United States

Rock, Metal

2,264 plays, 28 followers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Pop, Punk, Rock

1,515 plays, 27 followers

Exeter, United Kingdom


Buzz Hummer
704 plays, 24 followers

Niagara, Canada

Rock, Folk, Psychedelic

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