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First coined by Cleveland radio DJ Alan Freed in 1951, rock and roll takes its roots from 1940s blues, R&B, gospel, big band, folk and country music. The genre is characterised by the use of electric guitars and by its near-tribal rhythms, as well as three-chord based melodic hooks. A subjective glance at rock's eventful and long-lasting history.

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Artists Since 1980: Rock

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