“A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!”, Richard exclaimed, and the world listened.
‘Three Steps To Heaven’ became a posthumous number-one hit in the UK for rock’n’roll pioneer Eddie Cochran, recorded shortly before his tragic passing.
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.
Sam Phillips will forever be known as the man who discovered Elvis. But it was Sam’s love of the blues that was the catalyst for Elvis.
On 3 January 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee — later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
Fury's legions of fans included future punk guru Malcolm McLaren, who improbably exercised that admiration as he oversaw the Pistols' early rehearsals.
'See You Later, Alligator,' written by Robert Guidry, seized on a catchphrase of the era and became a rock 'n' roll favourite.
On 30 December 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.'
On 14 December 1956, Richard's name finally made its first, and initially fleeting, appearance on the UK singles chart.