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folk rock

or folk-rock

noun
1.
a style of music combining characteristics of rock-'n'-roll and folk music, often exemplified by protest songs to a rock-'n'-roll beat, and at its height of popularity in the late 1960s.
Origin of folk rock
1965-1970
1965-70; folk + rock2
Related forms
folk-rocker, noun
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