What is rock?

  • (noun): A genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western.
    Example: "Rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
    Synonyms: rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock music
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Psychedelic Rock
... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs ... The Byrds, and The Yardbirds, emerging as a genre during the mid 1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United Kingdom and United States, such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi Hendrix ... It reached a peak in between 1967 and 1969 with the Summer of Love and Woodstock Rock Festival, becoming an international musical movement and associated with a widespread counter-culture ...
XETRA-FM - History
... of KROQ-FM and switched formats to "rock of the 80s" (modern rock) ... transition "The day 91X (XETRA-FM) went Rock of the 80s, almost no one knew it was coming so there was no speculation ... He said, 'This is 91X Rock of the 80s and this is "Sex" from Berlin.' Everyone at the station (remember he is now in Mexico 30 minutes away) thought this song was too weird ...
43 Songs - Background
... Manna (Sweden) and Univers Zero (Belgium), was one of the five original Rock in Opposition (RIO) bands that performed at the inaugural RIO festival in London. 1976 and 1985, and their music has been described as "Art rock with a twisted A" ... Their compositions are "fractured" elements of jazz, rock and pop with unusual structures that sometimes sound like "demented and absurdist small-orchestra hymns" ...
Rock - Other Uses
... ROCK1, human gene Rock or islet, small island Rock, or distaff, a tool used in spinning Rock, slang term for crack cocaine Enlarged Jewellery, such as the gemstones on an engagement ring The Rock, a headland ... military officers' organization The Rock (Radio station), a New Zealand rock music radio station Mangrove red snapper, sometimes called rock salmon ...
Minnesota - Culture - Entertainment
... Main article Music of Minnesota Minnesotan musicians of many genres include rock star Prince, harmony singers The Andrews Sisters, rockabilly star Eddie Cochran, folk ...

More definitions of "rock":

  • (verb): Cause to move back and forth.
    Example: "Rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"
    Synonyms: sway
  • (noun): Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
    Example: "That mountain is solid rock"
    Synonyms: stone
  • (noun): A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
    Example: "He threw a rock at me"
    Synonyms: stone
  • (verb): Move back and forth or sideways.
    Synonyms: sway, shake
  • (noun): Pitching dangerously to one side.
    Synonyms: careen, sway, tilt
  • (noun): (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable.
    Example: "He was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew
  • (noun): United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).
    Synonyms: John Rock
  • (noun): Hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored.
    Synonyms: rock candy

Famous quotes containing the word rock:

    I know it’s only rock ‘n’ roll but I like it.
    Mick Jagger (b. 1943)

    No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
    Frank Zappa (1940–1994)

    And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church...
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 16:18.