Rock and roll, sometimes contracted to rock'n'roll, was a musical style that developed out of the Delta blues. Robert Johnson was one of its pioneers. (COMIC: What He Wants...) It was an art form of the 20th century. (PROSE: The King of Terror) The 1950s was considered the era of rock and roll, 1959 was considered by the Tollmaster to be the "rock and roll years". (TV: Revelation of the Daleks, Delta and the Bannermen)

Rock and roll was not punk. (PROSE: No Future)


Johnny Chester was known for his rock and roll music, who supposedly wrote a decent song about football. (PROSE: The King of Terror)

Bob Decker described The Beatles' music as rock and roll music. (PROSE; The Devil Goblins from Neptune)

The Fall and New Order were described as rock and roll music. (PROSE: The Hollow Men)

Mark Carville described John Smith and the Common Men as a rock'n'roll band. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men

Lenny Kruger was the (premier) manager of rock'n'roll acts in New York in an alternate timeline where The Beatles never formed. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men


Ethan Amberglass claimed Ace's grandparents said rock and roll sounded like noise. (PROSE: The Algebra of Ice)

Miranda Dawkins once tried to teach Bob to dance to a song about people having built a city on rock and roll. (PROSE: Father Time)


While talking to Benny Markhano described archaeology as "the new rock and roll". (PROSE: Beige Planet Mars)

In describing a music festival the Third Doctor described them as having "a natural hatred of any kind of authority…inflamed by sex, drugs and rock and roll". (PROSE: Deadly Reunion)

"Ready to rock and roll?" was a colloquialism used on Earth as question of readiness to perform a task. (TV: Delta and the Bannermen, PROSE: Escape Velocity) It was also used an an exclamation as well as a signal for readiness. (PROSE: Return of the Living Dad)

Elton Pope used rock 'n' roll as an example to justify his naming of LINDA (London Investigation 'N'Detective Agency). (TV: Love & Monsters)

Meeting his first incarnation, the Twelfth Doctor referred to the fifteen hundred years which comprised the period between their first and fourteenth regenerations as "rock'n'roll". (TV: Twice Upon a Time)


The DJ on Necros utilised a ultrasonic beam that fired rock and roll. (TV: Revelation of the Daleks)

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