Kanye West says that rock and roll has been replaced by rap, and that he's the biggest "rock" star. Fortunately, we all know he's nothing more than a babbling simp, and so rock and roll still remains king.
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the beach boys' "pet sounds" is called like this because of an insult between bandmates. when brian wilson showed mike love (the band's singer) the new material, he said "who the -bleep-l is going to listen to this?...the ears of a dog?".
"layla" was written by eric clapton to steal george harrison's wife,
the blues had a baby and they named it rock and roll. it began with something Levon helm called the midnight ramble, traveling minstrel shows and what have you. Elvis's 'lude' moves and chuck's duck walk all started here, then later sprung on the world as new. In the southern US in the 40s and 50s the US was a melting pot of cultures each with there own styles of music. I could name a bunch of music pioneers that came from the central/southern US. Country, blues, jazz, all contributed to early stuff heard by people like buddy holly or bo diddley or little richard. young english kids like Eric Clapton, Keith Richards were enthralled by the music and hence the british invasion and the music evolved from there. the beatles, Dylan, stones are only a few who influenced each following generation. that's why you still hear it today. rock and roll is not meant to be cerebral, but more for below the neck. A wordy, convoluted answer, but there you have it.