The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock 'n' roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
Berry's quickfire writing and delivery had him bemoaning his lot in an eloquent inventory of all the things that had been sent to try him.
20 September 1969 marked a transatlantic triumph for the short-lived but fondly-remembered quartet.
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
Born on 7 September 1936, Buddy Holly stood apart from the rest of the 50s teen idols and oozed rock ‘n’ roll sensibility without even having to try.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of 4 August 1958.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
The fabled Liverpool outfit have been recording footage for a new documentary titled 'Pre Fab!'
'Early In The Morning' had a bizarre history, even by the standards of the chart battles that often took place in the 1950s.
The Crickets' final UK chart appearance was a nod to the late Ritchie Valens, and featured A-list contributors James Burton and Leon Russell.
On 20 June 1957, the great rock 'n' roll pioneer released the single 'Words Of Love,' which struck a real chord far away on Merseyside.
“When you look at the architects of the Rock and Roll era, the names that come to mind are Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly.”