“A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!”, Richard exclaimed, and the world listened.
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.
'See You Later, Alligator,' written by Robert Guidry, seized on a catchphrase of the era and became a rock 'n' roll favourite.
Fury's legions of fans included future punk guru Malcolm McLaren, who improbably exercised that admiration as he oversaw the Pistols' early rehearsals.
On December 30, 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'
Shannon's distinctive singing style, and especially his winning use of falsetto, would serve him well throughout a superior career.
One of the happy moments in Ritchie's all-too-brief career came on 29 December 1958, when he entered the Billboard Hot 100 with the classic 'La Bamba.'
'From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie' took its snappy title from the versions of those songs that bookended the great singer's 1964 album.
The London-born frontman with the Pirates was about much more than just the classic 'Shakin' All Over.'
Mann had his biggest commercial success with a rocking 1959 version of 'Mona Lisa.'
‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’ will explore the life, work, and legacy of the rock’n’roll pioneer.
On December 14, 1956, Richard's name finally made its first, and initially fleeting, appearance on the UK singles chart.
Rick and his Stone Canyon Band found new success with first the 'Garden Party' single, then the album of the same name.