Find the word definition


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 (film)

Rock'n'Roll is a 1959 Australian documentary from director Lee Robinson. It is a filmed version of a rock concert at Sydney Stadium presented by Lee Gordon, Lee Gordon's 1959 Rock'n'Roll Spectacular, with some additional scenes such as Fabian arriving at Sydney airport. (Fabian had been mobbed at Melbourne airport by 2,000 teenagers and had to be spirited away on a 10 foot high platform of a forklift truck.)

Only a small portion of footage from the documentary survives today and it is considered a "substantially lost" film.

Usage examples of "rock'n'roll".

This is what I think art in the 20th century has unconsciously been striving for, ever since jazz and cubism and throughout the evolution of 12-tone row, abstract expressionism, rock'n'roll, pop-up virtual reality -- all of these schools of art and technological innovations in the art-making process are setting us up to be able to see what we mean at some point in the future.

But nobody in his right mind would climb to the top of a University bell tower to take potshots with a scopesighted rifle at passersby, either, her mind retorted, or murder perfectly innocent, semiretired rock'n'roll stars just to say they'd done it, or do any of the other gruesome things that had made the headlines within her memory.