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.
As a 19-year-old in 1957, Toussaint was asked to sound like the star he had grown up listening to.
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.
A selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
To celebrate the unique brilliance of a rock’n’roll original, here is a collection of the best Chuck Berry songs that capture his unparalleled career.
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.
Chuck was on brilliant form as he entered two of Billboard 's R&B charts on 6 October 1956 with 'Too Much Monkey Business.'
Chuck Berry On Stage entered the UK chart on 5 October 1963, on its way to becoming his first top ten LP there.