World Rock ‘n’ Roll Day is celebrated today
Baku, April 13, AZERTAC
April 13 is World Rock ‘n’ Roll Day. Rock ‘n’ roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily from a combination of predominantly African-American genres such as blues, boogie woogie, jump blues, jazz, and gospel music, together with Western swing and country music. Though elements of rock 'n' roll can be heard in blues records from the 1920s and in country records of the 1930s, the genre did not acquire its name until the 1950.
Rock 'n' roll was not just a new trend of music. It was a new style of life. Challenge to society and traditions.
In 1954, April 13 American singer Bill Haley recorded the song “Rock Around the Clock.”
Great time, rock 'n' roll and 60 are directly associated with both The Beatles, and with Presley. Incidentally, on that day, back in 1962, The Beatles performed in Hamburg's club Star Club.
The term "rock ‘n’ roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage: referring to the first wave of music that originated in the US in the 1950s and would later develop into the more encompassing international style known as "rock music", and as a term simply synonymous with the rock music and culture in the broad sense.