The Georgia Peach made a momentous announcement on October 12, 1957, when he declared that he was giving up rock‘n’roll and embracing God.
After the UK No.1 success 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.
Chuck’s live LP entered the UK chart on October 5, 1963, on its way to becoming his first Top 10 album there.
Late September 1957 brought the Georgia Peach another US chart entry, with a song featured in the film ‘Mister Rock ’n’ Roll.’
The band's counter-culture take on honky tonk and western swing gave them a Top 10 US hit in 1972 with ‘Hot Rod Lincoln.’
The song written by Harry Akst and Benny Davis also connects Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and countless others.
Buddy liked the acoustics of the Air Force club in Oklahoma, so the group recorded there after playing locally in the ‘Show of Stars '57’ package.
After almost simultaneous US top ten hits with ‘Just A Little Too Much’ and ‘Sweeter Than You,’ the teen idol charted with the ‘Songs By Ricky’ album.
'Wondrous Place' may not be among Billy's biggest hits, but it's widely seen as one of his finest.
Del's brilliant follow-up to ’Runaway’ had us gripped from the very first lyric.
In September 1963, Rick revived Glenn Miller's World War II hit 'Fools Rush In' for his next successful 45.
‘Jenny, Jenny’ was one of no fewer than seven irresistible singles to make the UK charts in a memorable year for the rock’n’roller.
In 1964, one rock’n’roll original covered another, as Richard charted with ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.’
The Johnny Burnette song was another chart favourite for the teen idol.