Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 14:16:47 -0400 From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" Subject: Re: Query about terms I believe rock and roll was a black vernacular slang for sex. I remember the phrase "hard rock" being applied to groups like Led Zeppelin, Black Sab- bath and Alice Cooper when I was in grade school in the early 70's. You did- n't list it, but I know the term "heavy metal" was coined in Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild."(the line ..."heavy metal thunder")