The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade...
The song wasn't a chart entry for Chuck, but would win notoriety when an up-and-coming group called the Rolling Stones chose to cover it as their first single in 1963.
'Early In The Morning' had a bizarre history, even by the standards of the chart battles that often took place in the 1950s.
From Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' to Elvis Presley's 'The Wonder Of You,' the versatile composer left his mark on pop history.
The Crickets' final UK chart appearance was a nod to the late Ritchie Valens, and featured A-list contributors James Burton and Leon Russell.
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.
In June 1972, 'The Killer' was covering both rock 'n' roll and R&B originals.
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.
The celebrated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer played on classics such as ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, 'Jailhouse Rock' and ‘Hound Dog’.
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 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.
The recording of a bona fide rock 'n' roll classic.
Bill Haley and the Comets were at Pythian Studio in New York on 12 April 1954 to cut a song that may not have been the first rock 'n' roll record, but...