This list of the best songs of the 50s celebrates far-ranging sounds that changed music forever.
The day the Texas Troubadour's fortunes changed forever.
On April 7, 1972, the 'Big O' cut the number that would become the opening song on his 'Memphis' album.
Demand for 'How To Be A Country Star' was so high after the Statlers played it at the CMAs, they added it to what would be their next album, 'The Originals.'
The under-publicized story of the trailblazing artist-executive from Seattle is well worth telling in some detail.
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.
One of the great double-sided hits of the era paired ‘Long Tall Sally' with ‘Slippin’ and Slidin.''
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock'n'roll original.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
In 1960, ‘Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)’ combined one of the hot new male singers and a female vocalist who had been popular since World War II.
The live album was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
On January 3, 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
A song that Jones had admired in its version by Jerry Lee Lewis gave the Welsh star his second UK chart-topper in December 1966.
Hank's posthumous country No.1 of 1953 got a soulful makeover from The Genius.
In November 1957, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US LP release.