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Overcoming the Cringe: A Potted History of Australian Rock and Pop

Clinton Walker, Sunday Mail (Australia), 2006

WHEN ROCK 'N' ROLL exploded by that name in the mid-1950s, it wasn't as if there hadn't been any warning. For the some time [sic – RBP Ed.], rock'n'roll was a revolution brewing in American music's underclasses, and it coalesced with the electrifying fusion of these grass-roots genres: blues, gospel, R&B and hillbilly.

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