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I know, it’s only rock & roll (or is it only rock and roll?)

I KNOW, IT’S ONLY ROCK & ROLL, but I like it and so do mil­lions of others (al­though the number of faithful may be dwin­dling as we age and the Hip-Hop Era en­dures). The phrase “rock & roll” as it refers to music and dancing has been with us for al­most sev­enty years and ap­pears to have orig­i­nally been a black Amer­ican eu­phemism for sex that goes back even fur­ther. [Continue reading]