What Is Rock and Roll?

What Is Rock and Roll?

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Overview

Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music.

Rock and roll sprang from a combination of African-American genres, Western swing, and country music that exploded in post World War II America. Jim O'Connor explains what constitutes rock music, follows its history and sub-genres through famous musicians and groups, and shows how rock became so much more than just a style of music influencing fashion, language, and lifestyle.

This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451533814
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Series: Penguin What Was... Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 124,272
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim O'Connor is the author of What Was Pompeii?, What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?, and Who Is Bob Dylan?

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