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1950s: Rockabilly Style

Style Icons: Elvis Presley
Taking things to the South, rockabilly combined the hillbilly aspects of country music with the hard edge style of rock. What it gave birth to was pompadours, leather jackets and the classic look of blue jeans. While working his way up to become the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley made rockabilly his trademark image. That slick-back has since become one the first things we associate with Elvis in addition to classics like “Hound Dog” and “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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