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Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophones, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy, as well as triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, economics, and aspirations. Starting in the mid-1950s, after this style of music contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term "R&B" became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music. In the 1960s, several British rock bands such as the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Animals were referred to and promoted as being R&B bands; posters for the Who's residency at the Marquee Club in 1964 contained the slogan, "Maximum R&B". Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1qFwFjJFWo&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz_uMCfgWIw&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF58xluRIZU