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A rock opera is a collection of rock music songs with lyrics that relate to a common story. [1]

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American Idiot

American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American rock band Green Day.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber Kt (born 22 March 1948) is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre.

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Boston.com is a regional website that offers news and information about the Boston, Massachusetts region.

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Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Douglas Cockburn (born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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A cantata (literally "sung", past participle feminine singular of the Italian verb cantare, "to sing") is a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment, typically in several movements, often involving a choir.

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Concept album

A concept album is an album in which its tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually.

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East Village Opera Company

The East Village Opera Company (EVOC) is a rock group co-founded by vocalist Tyley Ross and arranger/multi-instrumentalist Peter Kiesewalter, both Canadians.

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Green Day

Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.

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High culture

High culture encompasses the cultural products of aesthetic value, which a society collectively esteem as exemplary art.

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Influence (band)

Influence was a 1960s Canadian band best known for their mini rock-opera, Mad Birds of Prey.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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List of rock musicals

The following is a partial list of rock musicals organized chronologically by the start date of the original run.

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Low culture

"Low culture" is a derogatory term for forms of popular culture that have mass appeal.

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Musical theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.

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Nirvana (British band)

Nirvana is an English pop rock band, formed in London, England in 1965.

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Orpheus and Eurydice (rock opera)

Orpheus and Eurydice is a 1975 rock opera album by Russian composer Alexander Zhurbin.

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Pete Townshend

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Who.

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Peter Kiesewalter

Peter Kiesewalter is a Canadian arranger and multi-instrumentalist who plays sax, clarinet, keyboard, and accordion.

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Philadelphia Daily News

The Philadelphia Daily News is a tabloid newspaper that serves Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG", is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Pretty Things

The Pretty Things are an English rock band, formed in 1963 in London.

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Rap opera

A rap opera or hip hopera is a musical work in hip hop style with operatic form.

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Rent (musical)

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Rock musical

A rock musical is a musical theatre work with rock music.

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RPM (magazine)

RPM (and later) was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada.

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S.F. Sorrow

S.F. Sorrow is the fourth album by the English rock group The Pretty Things. Released in 1968, it is one of the first rock concept albums. Based on a short story by singer Phil May, the album is structured as a song cycle, telling the story of the main character, Sebastian F. Sorrow, from birth through love, war, tragedy, madness, and the disillusionment of old age. Although the album is a rock opera, it has been stated by members of The Who that the record had no major influence on Pete Townshend and his writing of Tommy (1969). The Pretty Things, however, have suggested otherwise, as have some critics.

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Suite (music)

A suite, in Western classical music and jazz, is an ordered set of instrumental or orchestral/concert band pieces.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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The Atlantic

The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Fat Boys

The Fat Boys are an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, who emerged in the early 1980s.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Story of Simon Simopath

The Story Of Simon Simopath is the debut album by British psychedelic band Nirvana, released by Island Records in 1967.

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The Survival of St. Joan

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.

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Tim Rice

Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English author and Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist.

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Tommy (album)

Tommy is the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Who, a double album first released in May 1969.

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True Symphonic Rockestra

True Symphonic Rockestra is an opera-oriented project founded by Dirk Ulrich featuring Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie accompanied by opera tenors Vladimir Grishko and Thomas Dewald.

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Wagnerian rock

Wagnerian rock is a musical term originally coined by writer and producer Jim Steinman (to describe Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums) referring to the merger of twentieth century rock and roll and nineteenth-century opera reminiscent of Richard Wagner and of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.

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William Hawkins (songwriter and poet)

William Alfred Hawkins (May 20, 1940 – July 4, 2016) was a Canadian songwriter, poet, musician and journalist, most notable for his contributions in the 1960s to Canadian folk rock music and to Canadian poetry.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_opera

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