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Born in the south, evolved from blues. Pioneered by Chuck Berry, stolen by Elvis. Acheived perfection between '65 and '73. Died in the early 90's. The name is used to describe pop music marketed towards teenage males in modern times.
Nickleback is "modern" rock.
The beatles, the who, Led Zep, Hendrix, Berry etc. are REAL rock.
by Mark July 06, 2004
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to use. to make do with. usually to great effect.
you don't need to make up the guest bed, we can rock the couch.

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you rock that shirt pretty well.
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wide range of music, probably the largest class, involving guitars generally used to make a whole lotta noise. anyone that thinks rock is bad has no idea what rock is past whatever they saw on mtv.
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A type of music originating in the American south by African Americans. It was first known as "rhythm and blues" which has now come to mean a completely different type of music. Its primary influence was blues, until the 1950s when white people started playing rock and combined it with country and folk. Rock music is characterized by the use of instruments such as guitars and bass. It was first made popular by black artists like Chuck Berry, then made more mainstream by Elvis. It re-emerged after a brief halt with the "British Invasion" in the early '60s led by the Beatles. British bands continued to dominate the genre with bands like the Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and many others. It reached its height between 1967 and 77 before falling into different categories.
Today there are hundreds of different types of rock music including classic, metal, punk, southern, rockabilly, ska, grunge, emo, pop-rock, folk-rock, psychedelic and prog.
Classic Rock: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix
Metal: AC DC, Black Sabbath, Mettalica
Prog: Pink Floyd, Rush, Jethro Tull
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