Rock and roll [rock ’n’ roll]
- Robert Walser
A term sometimes used broadly to refer to the popular music of the second half of the 20th century, but which often narrowly designates a style of the 1950s. The phrase can be found as early as the 1930s in blues lyrics, where it typically served as a euphemism for sex. Bill Haley and his Comets were the first rock and roll group to be listed on Billboard charts with their song ...