The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls...
After 'Good Golly, Miss Molly,' Richard was on the radio and in the charts with another unique Specialty single, 'Ooh! My Soul.'
More than two years after his first US and international hit singles, Shannon made the US LP bestsellers at last.
On 20 June 1957, the great rock 'n' roll pioneer released the single 'Words Of Love,' which struck a real chord far away on Merseyside.
“When you look at the architects of the Rock and Roll era, the names that come to mind are Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly.”
He was never a household name himself, but Gallup's pioneering work with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps made him a guitar god for Clapton, Page, Beck et al.
In June 1972, 'The Killer' was covering both rock 'n' roll and R&B originals.
The LP marked the star's debut at his new home of Decca Records.
He wasn't an instant top UK ten artist, but this 1959 single was an important step on that road.
'Mystery Train', recorded by Little Junior Parker at Sun Studios in late 1953 has become a blues standard and has been covered by countless artists.
Released in 1961, Wanda Jackson crowned herself Queen Of Rockabilly with the raw rock’n’roll belters found on ‘There’s A Party Goin’ On’.
The recording of a bona fide rock 'n' roll classic.
'Dreamboats and Petticoats Presents The Very Best of Marty Wilde' entered the official UK album chart at No. 7.
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.'