Rock n' roll was a main part in the 1950s society, influencing movies, television, and clothing. This new music caused a lot of controversy and turmoil among the different generations during the 1950s, too. The older generation despised the new music, dances, and styles, sometimes calling rock n' roll "Satan's music." Rock and roll combined the styles and sounds of R&B, country, gospel, and blues, mixing it all together to create a new and unique sound. Rock and roll music became popular through radios and records, and teenagers began to feel they had their own music. The new rock music of the 1950s was made to be fast, catchy, and fun to dance to. Rock and roll music became very popular at sock hops, which were an informal dance where teens would dance to their favorite rock and roll hits; they were called sock hops because they were usually held in gymnasiums and had to take off their shoes and dance in their socks. Rock n' roll had a long lasting impact on the culture of the 1950s, as well as influencing our culture and music today.