A ROK 'n' Roll Odyssey - Rock n' Roll

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Rock 'n' Roll

Where?

USA

When?

Late '40s and early '50s

The artists?

Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley

The sound?

A hybrid of black and white music styles, rock 'n' roll was directly inspired by '40s rhythm & blues music, blended with gospel and country & western genres.

The look?

For the guys: black leather jacket, jeans, white t-shirts and Vaseline quiffs. For the girls: roll-up jeans, swing skirts, neckerchiefs and Capri pants.

Modern day equivalents?

Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, The Weekend