'Mystery Train', recorded by Little Junior Parker at Sun Studios in late 1953 has become a blues standard and has...
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, his 1956 album, ‘The Wildest!’, blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
Bill Haley and the Comets' 'Rock Around The Clock' may not have been the first rock 'n' roll record, but it certainly ignited the fledgling style.
In 1970, Chuck Berry was back at Chess, where he helped create the very fabric of rock 'n' roll, announcing his return in April with the great single 'Tulane.'
On 7 April 1972, The Big O cut the number that would become the opening song on his 'Memphis' album.
Chuck's review of new music for the punk fanzine Jet Lag in 1980 read like a bridge between cultures.
On the Hot 100 for 30 March 1959, Chuck debuted with another wonderful vignette of adolescent adventure.
Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup passed away on 28 March 1974 and while many have forgotten his recordings, his place in the story of the blues and rock’n’roll is secure.
The trek features a live band and backing singers, along with remastered audio.
A pioneer who influenced everyone from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards, Sister Rosetta Tharpe “played rock’n’roll way before anyone else”.
In March 1965, the former Tornadoes member bowed out of the bestsellers with Big Bill Broonzy's 'Diggin' My Potatoes.'
Hailed as the birthplace of both the blues and rock’n’roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is a must-visit city for music lovers around the world.
The book is written by his son Bill Haley Jr with Peter Benjaminson, and is billed as the first complete Haley biography.