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David

Darling

folk rock

Traditional folk music and folk-inspired original compositions in traditional styles became popular during the 1950s and reached their peak in the mid 1960s. Amid great controversy, folk-singers and rock musicians came together and fused the two styles, performing more-or-less traditionally inspired melodies with lyrics about contemporary social issues on amplified instruments backed by a rock drum kit. Exponents include Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel.