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: showing up at rockabilly dances and clubs in full '50s regalianoun
A blend of black rhythm and blues with white hillbilly music (1956+)
early form of rock music originated by white performers in the American South, popular from the mid-1950s to 1960, with a revival in the late 1970s. Record reviewers coined the term rockabilly-literally, rock and roll played by hillbillies-to describe the intense, rhythm-driven musical style introduced by Elvis Presley on his first recordings.