06 June 2009

Rock that isn't actually rock.

Today is the anniversary of the day that Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" hit the top of the Billboard charts, in 1955. It is considered the song that really popularised the genre of Rock and Roll and led the way to the wide variety of pop and rock we enjoy today.

So, today's list is about "rock", or rather things that call themselves rock but are not made of stone!

  • Seaside Rock - long, hard candy, usually pink and with lettering through the whole length, down the middle, usually of the name of the seaside resort from which it was purchased.
  • Rock - slang term for cocaine or crack cocaine
  • Rock music - heavily amplified form of popular music, usually incorporating electric guitar
  • On the rocks (1) - in or into a state of disaster or ruin
  • The Rock (actor) - Nickname of Dwayne Johnson - former WWE wrestler turned actor and star of The Mummy spin-off "The Scorpion King
  • The Rock (movie) - action movie starring Nic Cage and Sean Connery
  • To rock (graphic arts) - to roughen the surface of (a copperplate) with a rocker preparatory to scraping a mezzotint
  • Rock Hudson (actor) - grizzly jawed actor (died 1985)
  • On the rocks (2) - a (normally alcoholic) drink with ice
  • Northern Rock - building society bailed out by the British government which signalled the start of the current "credit crunch"
  • To rock (verb) - to move or sway back and forth
  • To get ones rocks off (slang) - to have an orgasm, to enjoy oneself thoroughly.
  • Rocky - Oscar winning film starring and written by Silvester Stallone about a boxer called, er, Rocky Balboa.

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