|Stylistic origins||Boogie woogie, rock and roll, blues rock, rhythm and blues, hard rock|
|Cultural origins||1960s Britain and United States|
|Typical instruments||Guitar, bass, drums, piano, organ, harmonica|
Boogie rock is a music genre which came out of the hard heavy blues rock of the late 1960s. Largely designed for dance parties, it tends to feature a repetitive driving rhythm in place of instrumental experimentation found in the more progressive blues-rock bands of the period.
Many US boogie rock bands have a southern feeling, like Canned Heat, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood & The Destroyers , Jo Jo Gunne, Grand Funk and Ram Jam . The Canadian band Bachman-Turner Overdrive also popularized a style of heavy, danceable boogie rock in the mid-1970s.
British bands include Suzi Quatro, Gary Glitter, Status Quo, Humble Pie, Savoy Brown, Foghat, T-Rex, Spider and Engine. Status Quo became, from the early 1970s the most significant British boogie rock band.
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