Rock and roll

Rock and roll
Stylistic originsBlues • Gospel • Folk music • Country music • Jump blues • Chicago blues • Swing music • Boogie-woogie • R&B, Doo Wop
Cultural origins1940s, United States
Typical instrumentsElectric guitar, string bass or later bass guitar, drums, piano, saxophone (occasionally)
Mainstream popularityOne of the best selling music forms since the 1950s
Derivative formsRock • Rockabilly • Pop
Other topics
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame