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A deceased genre of music; it has been replaced by a lesser, weaker form called 'rock' .

A genre of music that actually involves talent in which singers, with an actual vocal range, with actual musicians , who actually know their instruments, actually play technically-important music that can't be done by 5 minutes of Fruity Loops, Acid Pro, or some other home-crapshop recorder.
Led Zeppelin was a good Rock 'n' Roll band.
by Ben October 07, 2003
 
1.
Beach boys
Rolling Stones
Beatles
Doors
Grateful Dead
Led Zeppelin
Cream
Emerson lake and Palmer
Ac/Dc
America
The Band
Bad Company
Billy JOel
Blue Oyster Cult
Bob Dylan
Boston
Buffalo Springfield
The Byrds
Country Joe and the Fish
Creedence Clearwater Revival
CSNY
Derek and the Dominos
Dire Straits
Jefferson Airplane
Jethro Tull
Hendrix
Skynyrd
Pink Floyd
Steppenwolf
Tom Petty

and tons more
^ = awesome bands from 50s-80s
by pure rock April 28, 2005
 
2.
The phenomenon which began in the 50's with the combination of rhythm and blues, country music, and gospel. It was pioneered by Chuck Berry, transformed by The Beatles, hardened by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, and through the course of the 70's evolved into the pinnacle of musical glory.

Since then, it has lost the "Roll" and degenerated into "Rock" a generic term for all manners of crappy, modern, guitar driven music that has nothing to do with the messages, anthems, and ideals of old. Rather than professing a belief in the "Livin' easy, livin' free" lifestyle professed by AC/DC and their contemporaries, "Rock" now aims to piss and moan as much as possible whilst backed by horrible, rehashed guitar and pre-pubescent vocals about slutty girlfriends and cannabus.
AC/DC and Led Zeppelin are both gods in the pantheon of Rock 'n' Roll
by Billy the Mighty January 09, 2004
 
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only the greatest type of music ever! only for head bangin, long haired, rockers. usualy have huge concerts. have guitars, drums, bass, and singer.
AC/DC (Highway to Hell)
Black Sabbath (Iron Man)
Motley Crue(Girls,Girls,Girls)
Scorpions(Rock You Like a Hurricane)
Skid Row(18 and Life)
Guns n Roses(Welcome to the Jungle)
Kiss(Detroit Rock City)
Cinderella(Nobody's Fool)
by d.j. February 17, 2005
 
4.
The phenomenon which began in the 50's with the combination of rhythm and blues, country music, and gospel. It was pioneered by Chuck Berry, transformed by The Beatles, hardened by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, and through the course of the 70's evolved into the pinnacle of musical glory.

Since then, it has lost the "Roll" and degenerated into "Rock" a generic term for all manners of crappy, modern, guitar driven music that has nothing to do with the messages, anthems, and ideals of old. Rather than professing a belief in the "Livin' easy, livin' free" lifestyle professed by AC/DC and their contemporaries, "Rock" now aims to piss and moan as much as possible whilst backed by horrible, rehashed guitar and pre-pubescent vocals about slutty girlfriends and cannabis.

Rock and Roll is not just a genre of music. Beyond that, it is a philosophy, attitude, and way of life. The purpose of Rock 'n Roll as opposed to other types of music, is to rebel. True Rock asserts that we need to stick it to The Man and Rage against The Machine (see The Man, see also The Machine). Rock and Roll is a way to disent The Establishment, and somewhere along the line we forgot that. Some believe that all you need to rock is righteous outrage, when in fact you also need talent and inspiration.
Rock 'n Roll isn't dead. It's just that it's going through a dry-spell.
Besides, it won't be dead until there are none left willing to Stick it to The Man.

Wearing a pink shirt is the most un-Rock 'n Roll thing you can do.

Those who hate Rock 'n Roll hate living and, indeed, life itself.
 
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Originally a black slang term for fornication with vigour (sex). The term was adopted by early rock n' roll DJs (mostly white) who used it to describe the hybrid R&B/Country we have all come to know and drink beer to. The term also probably contributed to the parental angst of the 1950's adding to the "evil" reputation of those "nasty rock n' rollers".
That woman wore me out... All she wanted to do was rock and roll all night long!
by gazeboman October 08, 2003
 
6.
The music that made it well worth living before the early 1990s.
Now, instead of rock 'n' roll, we have to endure the ear-bleeding likes of rap, pop, and techno.
by rock fan October 27, 2003
 
7.
1.) In Vietnam US troops used the term "rock n' roll" to describe firing full auto with a firearm, especially a machince gun.
Sergeant: Charlies comin' in from the west time to rock n roll !!! Sergeant puts the belt feed through his M60
by afgadsfdasfdsa February 10, 2006