The coming music phenomenon got its own name and magazine on 6 July 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.
He was never a household name himself, but Gallup's pioneering work with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps made him a guitar god for Clapton, Page, Beck et al.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
The recording of a bona fide rock 'n' roll classic.
McCartney recorded a message for BBC 6 Music selecting Vincent's early rock 'n' roll classic, 'Be-Bop-A-Lula.'
Gene Vincent fused country music, gospel and the blues into a style of rockabilly that had a harder edge than almost any of his contemporaries.
In February 1958, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' was in its sixth series and its teenage star was on singing duty.
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock 'n' roll original.
'Hallelujah, I Love Her So,' the last hit that Eddie was able to see climbing the UK charts, entered the bestsellers on 22 January 1960.
The live album was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
‘Three Steps To Heaven’ became a posthumous number-one hit in the UK for rock’n’roll pioneer Eddie Cochran, recorded shortly before his tragic passing.
Hank's posthumous country No. 1 of 1953 got a soulful makeover from The Genius.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
When Sam told us about being alone on yet 'Another Saturday Night,' everybody listened, including the Londoner we came to call Cat.