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Folk rock

fusion genre of folk and rock music

Folk rock music is a mixture of folk music with modern rock music. Folk rock began in the mid 1960s with performers like the Byrds.[1] Folk singer Bob Dylan created a sensation at the 1965 Newport Festival when he used electric guitar in his performance.[2] This led to many groups wanting to play folk music in the rock style. These groups included Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Pentangle and Alan Stivell.

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