This list of the best songs of the 50s celebrates far-ranging sounds that changed music forever.
When Sam told us about being alone on yet ‘Another Saturday Night,’ everybody listened, including the Londoner we came to call Cat Stevens.
On August 19, 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US Top 20 hit, ‘Lotta Lovin’’.
Who was more authentically rock’n’roll than Gene Vincent? ‘Bluejean Bop!’ has a reasonable claim to be the best debut album ever – it really is that good.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
The Fred Rose composition connects Gene with Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and a host of others.
Others to cover the vintage song included Les Paul, Doris Day, Etta James, and Little Richard.
The coming music phenomenon got its own name and magazine on July 6, 1961, with a new fortnightly newspaper.
From Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' to Elvis Presley's 'The Wonder Of You,' the versatile composer left his mark on pop history.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution.
A look back to the recording of a bona fide rock'n'roll classic.
The under-publicized story of the trailblazing artist-executive from Seattle is well worth telling in some detail.
In March 1965, the former Tornadoes member bowed out of the bestsellers with Big Bill Broonzy's 'Diggin' My Potatoes.'
From ‘Jailhouse Rock’ to ‘The Girl Can’t Help It,’ the best 50s rock’n’roll soundtracks defined an era and sent a generation of teenagers into a frenzy.
In February 1958, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' was in its sixth series and its teenage star was on singing duty.