The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade...
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.
Recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios, ‘Rocket 88’ was credited to Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats, but was actually the work of Ike Turner.
Not only was he present at the birth of rock’n’roll, but his ability to straddle R&B and pop led to staggering success, hear the best Fats Domino songs.
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock 'n' roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
After a seven-year chart absence, the novelty song 'My Ding-A-Ling' finally gave Chuck a No. 1.
To celebrate the unique brilliance of a rock’n’roll original, here's a collection of the best Chuck Berry songs that capture his unparalleled career.
A selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
On 16 October 1951, in Atlanta, young Richard Penniman made his first-ever recordings.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
The Georgia Peach made a momentous announcement on 12 October 1957, when he declared that he was giving up rock ‘n’ roll and embracing God.
After the UK No. 1 of 'Three Steps To Heaven' came another posthumous single release.
Berry's quickfire writing and delivery had him bemoaning his lot in an eloquent inventory of all the things that had been sent to try him.