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It was 50 years ago this week that Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel hit No. 1 on the pop charts. And that means rock 'n' roll is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The roots of rock 'n' roll, in relation to music and terminology, date back many years, even decades, even centuries, prior to 1956. We get it, okay? But it was 50 years ago this week that rock 'n' roll arrived, fully formed.