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  • Susan Fast


“Rock” is sometimes used as an umbrella term to refer to post–World War II Popular music in general. This article focuses on its more restricted and, arguably, more appropriate usage, as a generically specific category of post–World War II popular music, produced primarily in the United States and Britain but eventually taken up in other countries, with particular musical characteristics and sociocultural underpinnings. The term is almost always coupled with a subgeneric designation, such as ...

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