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.
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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What Is Rock and Roll?
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