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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.
Also, folk-rock.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; folk + rock2
Related forms
folk-rocker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for folk-rock

folk-rock

noun
1.
a style of rock music influenced by folk, including traditional material arranged for electric instruments
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Encyclopedia Article for folk-rock

folk rock

hybrid musical style that emerged in the United States and Britain in the mid-1960s.

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