10 Questions That Define You as a Music Fan

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Once upon a time, back in the ‘50s, there were two kinds of pop fans: those who dug rock ‘n’ roll (teenagers, hip parents, DJs and record labels looking to make a quick buck) and everyone else (oldsters, Luddites, reactionaries, squares, conservatives, and racists). In those days, “rock ‘n’ roll” meant R&B, rockabilly, doo-wop, and basically anything with a backbeat. It was a broad term — one used to describe everything from Bo Diddley’s proto-hip-hop diss tracks to Bobby Darin’s splishy, splashy cornball crooning — and in the 60 years since, it’s only gotten broader.

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