prerock

adjective
pre·​rock | \ˌprē-ˈräk \
variants: or pre-rock

Definition of prerock 

: of, relating to, or being the period before the existence of rock music In the 1950-54 prerock period—the most tepid five years in the history of 20th century music …— Richard Corliss the pre-rock era pre-rock singers

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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