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rock 'n' roll

n. (alternative spelling of rock and roll English)

rock 'n' roll

n. a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll." [syn: rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock music]

Rock 'n' Roll (John Lennon album)

Rock 'n' Roll is the sixth studio album by John Lennon. Released in 1975, it is an album of late 1950s and early 1960s songs as covered by Lennon. Recording the album was problematic and spanned an entire year: Phil Spector produced sessions in October 1973 at A&M Studios, and Lennon produced sessions in October 1974 at Record Plant Studios (East). Lennon was being sued by Morris Levy over copyright infringement of one line in his song " Come Together". As part of an agreement, Lennon had to include three Levy-owned songs on Rock 'n' Roll. Spector ran away with the session recordings, later being involved in a motor accident, which left the album's tracks unrecoverable until the beginning of the Walls and Bridges sessions. With Walls and Bridges coming out first, featuring one Levy-owned song, Levy sued Lennon expecting to see Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll album.

The album was released in February 1975, reaching number 6 in both the United Kingdom and the United States, later being certified gold in both countries. It was supported by the single " Stand by Me", which peaked at number 20 in the US, and 30 in the UK. The cover was taken by Jürgen Vollmer during the Beatles' stay in Hamburg. It was Lennon's last album until 1980: With no recording contract obligation, he took a hiatus from recording to raise his son Sean.

Rock 'n' Roll (video game)

Rock 'n' Roll is a computer game for the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, published by Rainbow Arts in 1989. The Soundtrack for the Amiga Version was composed by Chris Huelsbeck

Rock 'n' Roll (Motörhead album)

Rock 'n' Roll is the eighth studio album by the band Motörhead, released in August 1987, and their last studio album with the GWR label, as more legal issues enthralled the band with yet another label. Reaching only No. 34 in the UK Albums Chart, Rock 'n' Roll was, in that respect, the worst performing of all of Motörhead's Top 40 chart hits.

It would see the return of 'classic line up' drummer "Philthy Animal" Taylor, albeit only for a few more years before being fired permanently.

Rock 'n' Roll (play)

Rock 'n' Roll is a play by British playwright Tom Stoppard that premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2006.

Rock 'n' Roll (Potshot album)

Rock 'n' Roll is the second album of the skacore band Potshot. The album was released in the United States by Asian Man Records in 1999.

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Rock 'n' Roll (Social Code album)

Rock 'N' Roll is the third album by the Canadian alternative rock band Social Code. It was released on September 1, 2009, with the first single "Satisfied" released on iTunes on July 28, 2009.

The album, which contains 11 tracks, was produced by John Travis, who had previously worked with such artists as Kid Rock, Buckcherry and Sugar Ray, and was said to be heavier than the band's previous pop punk efforts, and influenced by such bands as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen and The Black Crowes. Mike Fraser ( AC/DC, Hinder, Aerosmith) mixed the album.

Rock 'n' Roll (Status Quo song)

"Rock 'n' Roll" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1981. It was included on the album Just Supposin'. It was written in Ireland by Francis Rossi and Bernie Frost during a stay in the country, and was not originally intended to be recorded by Status Quo themselves.

Rock 'n' Roll (Buckcherry album)

Rock 'n' Roll is the seventh studio album by American hard rock band Buckcherry, released on August 21, 2015 by F-Bomb Records.

Usage examples of "rock 'n' roll".

We were going down Route 1 toward Bath, the radio on and playing good rock 'n' roll.

The empty streets made him feel cold in his bones, and an image came to mind, an old rock 'n' roll album with a picture of a transvestite on the front, profile shot against a black background, the strangely masculine face bleeding with rouge and paint.

Later, they carried the broken skeleton (yearning in its bones for rock 'n' roll) out back to the cemetery, dipped an American flag over it, fired shots in the air (as if it were the clouds' fault the boy had died), and, while a lonely bugle wounded the spring morning with sounds more mournful than a midnight freight, they slipped it below the vegetable layer into the mineral earth, to be compressed into gas for the jets of a future that Wyoming had not imagined yet.

She longed to say more, to tell him all about Cambridge: the students, the Cokes and pizzas, the rock 'n' roll, but the words got stuck in her throat.